quinta-feira, 22 de abril de 2010
My first composition
When is it time for our students to write their first composition? I guess it doesn’t have to take toooooo long once students, after some time studying the language, are already able to make some sentences and talk about...a person, for example. So I asked one of my beginners to write his first composition in class. I just placed some pictures of ordinary people on the desk and then he chose one among all of them. After that I put some topics on the board, like: full name, age, phone number, e-mail address, nationality, likes, dislikes, abilities, etc. (you may choose the topics depending on the content your student has already learned). So a story would come up like this: Her name is Christina. She’s 24 years old. Her phone number is....and so on. With this simple activity my student got the chance to review not only the possessive pronouns (his, her) but everything we’ve studied!! Wonderful, isn’t it? And the coolest thing is that he could realize that he’s already able to write a composition in English! Yes!