Unit 2 - The Vikings

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Unit 2 - The Vikings

In this unit, students will read texts about the Norse people and especially about their mythological gods and fantastical creatures. As the theme of Vikings is popular among students, they will have the opportunity to activate their prior knowledge while learning new information. Throughout the unit, students will use reading strategies about text components that help them construct the meaning of texts.



Here is the content of the Digital Teacher's Toolkit ''Pour l'enseignant":


1. Reproductible material

  • Pedagogical notes
  • Support | All texts, questions and exercices in the activity book are modified for students who have difficulties
  • Enrichment | An additional text including questions and consolidation activities, is available for student who need more challenges
  • Grammar exercices
    • Simple past tense – Regular vs. Irregular verbs
    • Simple past tense – Affirmative form
    • Simple past tense – Negative and interrogative forms
    • Plural of nouns
    • Count nouns vs. Non-count nouns and quantifiers
    • Many vs. Much
  • Mini-grammar tests
  • Texts and questions to print (The Norse People and Thor and the King of the Giants)
  • Answer Key



2. Material to project in class

Interactive grammar tools | To energize the teaching of grammar.

Project this interactive tool in the classroom, which allows you to virtually manipulate words based on various grammatical concept:

  • English verb tenses
  • Pronouns and possessives
  • Pronunciation of regular verbs
  • Plural forms of nouns
  • Spelling of -ing and -ed forms
  • Asking questions



Would you Rather...? activities | Fun interactive activities linked to the theme that stimulate conversation.

Let your students have zany conversations and debate over odd subjects with this interactive version of the popular Would You Rather game. It’s a playful way to improve their vocabulary and give free rein to their imagination.

Would you rather...

  • Live the life of a Viking, where you are always travelling on the sea with your Viking companions, but you are constantly seasick or live the life of a lonely pirate, always stealing gold, but never having any friends?
  • Be like Loki, adopted brother of Thor, who loves to eat but can never satisfy his hunger or be like Thor, proud and strong, but can never win any contests to prove it?
  • Be an ugly troll who can only come out in public at night when no one is around but is rich with treasure or be a dragon that poisons everything it touches and that everyone fears but that has the power to change shapes?
  • Be recognized as a historical legend for things you never did or be an adventurer who prevents catastrophes from occurring without the courage of your actions being recognized?
  • Eat part of your brain cooked by a famous chef or drink a glass of your saliva every morning?



Commented mediagraphy

Internet links, including videos, quizzes, reports, etc.

Text and activities in HTML format

The activity book to project in HTML format with corrections displayed one by one.