Writing Addresses

Printable Version: 6_WritingAddresses

Learning Goals:

Learner will be able to identify the parts of an address, & write a complete address including their own

– Learner will be able to sketch a rough map of a specific area and identify streets and addresses of buildings important to them

 

Materials: blank white paper, markers/pens/pencils, iPod/Pad, phonics image worksheet, phonebook

 

Review: Phonics practice – Using an app or image worksheet, write all but one of the sounds for an image (e.g. picture of a ‘dog’ and you write ‘og’) – learner identifies the missing sound not the letter

App: Use any flashcard app in conjunction with this activity or google search images

 

Overview: Knowing how to read and understand an address as well as using an address to find a place is a crucial skill for travel in a city and finding important places like a bank or store.

 

Presentation:

I. Introductions/Dialogue

a. My name is: ____

b. I live in a/an: apartment/house/? (name of apartment complex?)

c. What other kinds of places to live are there? What did they live in back home?

II. A complete addresses

a. Model the structure of a typical address – go through and identify each part

b. Using a phonebook, have learner first write down (if able) a random address and then have them “circle” and “underline” key parts of the address – e.g. Tell them to circle the building # then underline the zip code

III. Practice saying and recording addresses

a. Give learner “pieces” of an address and have them put together the “puzzle”

e.g. The zip code is _____ The name is ______ The street is ______ The house number is _____

b. Assist the learner in identifying their own address

c. Based on progress, practice reciting full introductions including name and complete addresses

e.g. “Hello, my name is ______. I live at ____________  in ______.”

 

Exercises:

I. Construct basic maps

a. Possibilities: their apartment/house, the grocery store, kids’ school, etc.

b. Use blank paper and markers

c. Label streets and appropriate buildings

d. Identify complete addresses of appropriate buildings

*If possible, take learner outside to the site in order to help them visualize the maps

 

Summary:

Learner writes own address and identifies parts

Where do people ask for your address? Where do you write it? Why is this important?

Identify different reasons why understanding a map is important.

 

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