“Sky High Workbook" Unit 1

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Book: “Sky High Workbook" Unit 1
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Date: Monday, 5 December 2022, 1:19 PM


1. Introduction

Attached are activities for Unit 1. In this unit you will play a matching game related to vocabulary for following directions, view a video to recall and write main ideas, practice speaking using contractions doesn’t and don’t. 

Click here to download the complete “Sky High Workbook Unit 1 activities for the 7th grade" document

Note:  All the activities are suggestions. We suggest you spend a few minutes at the beginning and end of each session to ease into the activities. Make any adjustments and vary the Opening and Closing, if needed, to fit the levels of your students. 

2. Begin Your Lesson

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Fellows and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.


·               Fellow says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Students say: Good …!

·               Fellow says: “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      Students say: I'm glad to see you too. (If needed, explain that glad means happy.)

·               Fellow says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·               Fellow says: “My name is “…” “What’s your name?”

·               Student says: “My name is “…” That student turns to next student and asks, “What’s your name?” The next student says… “My name is…” (Continue speaking and practicing names with each student in the group.)

·               Fellow asks: “How are you? What’s new?”

    • Student says: I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

·               Fellow asks: “How is your day?” Student says: It is good. / My day was great/fine.

·               Fellow asks: What time is it? Practice saying the time with students…

·               Fellow asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?” Practice answering these questions with the students.  Days of the Week Rap:

·               Fellow asks: “What season are we in now?” Practice saying, The season is … with the students.

·               Fellow asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students.

    • What month is your birthday in? Students answer, “My birthday is in the month of “…” Student asks other student. What month is your birthday in…?

·               Fellow asks: “How’s the weather?”

o   Students practice saying: It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy / cold / foggy…

·               Fellow asks: “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

    • Students: “Yes!!” 

3. Matching Vocabulary Game

Directions: Print a set of cards for each student (SEE COMPLETE DOCUMENT UNDER INTRODUCTION)  Students cut cards apart and practice matching the Direction Cards with the Definition Cards. Students keep the set of cards for use with the book throughout the year. Direct students to practice speaking with each other and say the directions/definitions out loud using complete sentences.

Direction Cards

look up the definition

choose one or more


discuss the meaning

match the words





check the work











answer the questions


share your answers




ניגודים לחפש

complete the sentences



correct the sentence


translate the sentence





Definition Cards


tell how something is different

tell how something is similar


to look at work to make sure it is correct


to talk about something with someone else


to finish making or doing

to say or write something




to give or tell a partner something


to fix the mistakes


to write or say in another language

to find the partner of something


to pick the best one

to find out information about something


4. "Meet the Animals: Gray Wolf”

Activity 2: Watch this video about wolves. “Meet the Animals – Episode 6 – Gray



Teacher: You may need to show the video more than once. Write or project these sentences on the board.

Tell students the directions: Watch the video about Gray Wolves twice. First, watch and listen. Then, students choose the correct word to fill in the blanks. Students should work in pairs first to figure out the right word. Then, call on volunteers to speak the correct sentence aloud.

Hebrew instructions for the students:

הוראות לתלמידים: צפו בסרטון על זאבים אפורים פעמיים. ראשית, צפו והקשיבו. לאחר מכן התלמידים בוחרים את המילה הנכונה למילוי החסר. על התלמידים לעבוד קודם בזוגות כדי להבין את המילה הנכונה. לאחר מכן, קרא למתנדבים לומר את המשפט הנכון בקול:


1. Wolves are a kind of wild ____________.           dog/cat

2. A wolf usually sleeps during the __________.     day/night

3. Wolves live in ______________.                        oceans/forests

4. Wolves eat _____________.                                       people/animals

5. Wolves live _________________.                      by themselves/in packs (groups)

5. Contradictions: Don't and Do

Activity 3: Explain (write on the board)

do not – don’t

does not = doesn’t

Teacher: Speak aloud several sentences using these contractions. Ask students to provide their own examples.



Wolves don’t wear clothing.

A wolf doesn’t walk on two legs.

Then, give students cards to practice the use of don’t or doesn’t to complete the sentences below.

1. A wolf _________________ eat ice cream.  (doesn’t / don’t)

2. Wolves ________________ live in water. (doesn’t / don’t)

3. Usually children _______________ like to go to bed early. (doesn’t / don’t)

4. Israel ______________ have much rain in the summer. (doesn’t / don’t)

5. Wolves ___________ usually hunt alone. (doesn’t / don’t)

6. Gray Wolf: Extra Activities

Other sites for information about wolves: http://www.wolfquest.org/classroom_activities.php

and https://www.wolf.org/wolf-info/wild-kids/


Game site: http://www.greatwolfkids.com/games/index.php

7. Finish Your Lesson

Closing: After each session before you say goodbye, ask students to reflect on the lesson.

·   Fellow asks: What was fascinating/interesting about the lesson? What did you like?

 ·   Ask each student to tell you 5 new English words they learned today.

o   Repeat the new words after the student says them. Then, repeat the new words with the student again so he/she practices English and learns the correct pronunciation.

·   Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today?

 ·   Ask: What would you like to learn more about?

 Say goodbye to the students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Fellow says: Have a good day/afternoon… See you next time…