This is an exercise for increasing vocabulary. The students place the words into the boxes and then use the organizer to create sentences.
Today I have a little something different for everyone. This is a teacher’s guide I produced. The aim of the handout is to enable teachers to run a creative writing class using minimum materials. Let me know what you think of the format and if people like I will post more in that style.
So, I am officially halfway through my month challenge and I have to say it has been a lot more difficult then I expected. Coming up with an activity a day is challenging. But on the pluss side the guys I work with are really happy to have the sheets. Anyway this one is based […]
This is a quick exercise in which students are asked to identify a sport or a hobby from a a series of pictures and then decide which is the odd one out. There are several possibilities for the odd one out and the students answers will help the teacher with t understanding the students better. […]
This exercise gives a student a handout with 5 different formats of the same writing sample. Looking at the handout they must decide which format is best. What are the differences between the formats and finally come up with some writing rules for their own submissions. This is a very inductive style of teaching where […]
So this one is a writing exercise. Students write a story about one of four hero pictures provided by the teacher. The teacher can use this as a homework exercise or as an in class team writing exercise. the teacher should provide the students with vocabulary or be prepared to answer vocabulary questions students may […]
This is a nice little info gap exercise in which students ask about things people are planning in the future. It can be used with any future marker. E.g. What are you going to do tonight? What will you do next week? What are you planning for your next holiday? The one the teacher chooses is […]
This is one of my all time favorite activities for pre-intermediate to intermediate learners. Students work in pairs first they look at three animals that were created by adding two pictures together in photoshop. They then have to give the animal a name and describe it by filling in the blanks. After they are finished […]
This is more of a homework sheet then an in class activity. Students write sentences about how the felt the first time they did something. Using the five senses (touch, taste smell, sound, and sight) as a framework the students create a poster. The teacher can then put the posters up in the classroom and […]
So, this one has several classroom applications. You can do a recording of a description of two people and get your students to draw in the faces. You can handout the poster get them to draw their ideas and then get them to talk about the differences in their drawings. You can get the students […]