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Ceacht 2 Gugalaí Gug

Gaeilge focus
Buaileadh le daoine.
2.  Caint le daoine.

Drama focus
Communication with body.
2. Tone of voice communicates


  •  Leathanach Tagartha 1 / Reference page 1, with four vocabulary boxes.

  •   Filteán / Folder for each pupil to hold ‘leathanach tagartha 1’ and other G+D     materials

This second lesson is part of a set of three lessons that are linked by means of the reference page Leathanach Tagartha 1’.
esson 1 Joe agus a Bhean’;
Lesson 2
Gugalaí Gug’ - see the traditional Irish verse across right.
Lesson 3 ‘
Agallamh faoi theaghlach

Gugalaí  Gug

The Process

The class has got their room ready and formed a drama circle with their chairs in the   centre of the room. Forming the drama circle is a planned and timed process.

1. Cluiche: Gugalaí Gug. This game is my Gaeilge version of Whizz Zoom (p.77 "Playing the Game" by Chrissie Poulter). The players are standing in a circle. The phrase: ’Gugalaí gug’ is passed to the right from player to player. As ‘Gugalaí gug’ is being passed it is accompanied by a chicken up and down arm movement. Speed it up when the children are confident with gesture and speech.
To reverse play direction and pass to the left a player may reply: ‘
Cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?’ which can have a questioning hands gesture. Now each player has a choice ‘Gugalaí gug’ to pass to the right only or ‘Cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?’ to pass to the left only.
It may be necessary to limit ‘
Cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?’ to be said only once per player if the play gets stuck in one section of the circle. Another way to move the action to a different part of the circle is to put in a third word: ‘trasna’ or ‘thall ansin’ with the player pointing directly across the circle to a third player who now has a choice of three; left, right or across.
2. Leathanach Tagartha 1: Bosca 3:Buaileadh le daoine 1.
   Quick read of bosca 3: teacher reads and pupils say.  A brief discussion about ‘bosca 3’    e.g.the usual order when in conversation is: A=1, B=2+(pick one 3-10), 12, 11 followed    by a similar response by A=2+(pick one 3-10), [12]. This A,B,A is comhrá in action in its   simplest form.
    Now that the children have the A,B,A structure its time to add in drama. In drama the              tone of your voice is important when conveying feeling and the children are asked to add   some tone to their voice which corresponds to their pick 3-10.
3. Beirteanna: Bosca 3: comhrá le tuin chainte.
    In pairs the pupils ask each other how they are (
as Gaeilge) and use their voice to    convey feeling. They try out each of the possibilities 3-10.
4.  Ceist is Freagra: Bosca 4: Buaileadh le daoine 2
Quick read of bosca 4: teacher reads and pupils say. A brief discussion pointing out that   1-5 are variations on: Who are you? with response while 6-9 are variations on: Where do   you live? with response.
 One at a time and across the room the pupils ask questions of one another an await     the appropriate response. Pupil B or C can then ask their question from another. Simple   question and answer practice across the room.
5.  Beirteanna: Cleachtadh Comhrá : Foirm 1+3+4+2
 In pairs the children practise a conversation that includes at least one word/phrase from   each of the boxes on reference page 1 - LT1 - in the following order box 1, box3, box4    and box2. This gives them a short but structured ‘comhrá as Gaeilge’.
6.  Siúil timpeall /Walk about the drama space - as in lesson 1 with a 7th. layer added   using boscaí 1+3+4+2.
7.  Room is restored to normal class arrangement.


Rann traidisiúnta Gaeilge:

Gugalaí Gug

Gugalaí gug, cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?
Má dhéanaim sa gcladach í,
Gheobhaidh na lachain í,
Gugalaí gug, cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?

Gugalaí gug, cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?
Má dhéanaim sa gclochar í,
Gheobhaidh na luchain í,
Gugalaí gug, cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?

Gugalaí gug, cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?
Má dhéanaim sa gclaí í,
Gheobhaidh na gadhair í,
Gugalaí gug, cá ndéanfaidh mé nead?

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