sexta-feira, 16 de abril de 2010

Unfinished Stories (an interesting way to practice writing!)

Nice writing activities for groups!! But as one of our “rules” should be adapting, adapting, adapting. We can try to adapt it to our private lesson as well - the teacher can play the student’s partner and they can keep exchanging stories. In large groups it may work even better. In advance, prepare some sentences like: “It was nine o’clock in the morning”, “Diane was a famous journalist”, “It had been raining a lot...etc”. Have your students sitting in a circle and give each one a paper with a different sentence written on the top. They are supposed to continue the story writing one more sentence and then passing it to the classmate sitting on their right at the same time. Teacher says when its time to do so, and it doesn’t matter if they didn’t have enough time to finish the sentence they were writing. They have to pass the paper ahead just as it is. After everybody wrote in everybody’s paper, the activity can be concluded and the unfinished stories read to the whole class!! This extra activity will certainly guarantee you and your group lots of fun! Have a wonderful class, colleague!

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