The Visitor

This is a nice four skills activity.

The teacher begins the class by telling a story about how the met an alien last night. Concluding with the Phrase and I wanted to ask the alien……

The students in groups then brainstorm questions that they could ask an alien. The teacher shares some ideas on the board. Then the class answers the questions that the teacher has on the board. Finally the students answer their own questions and write as a team about their alien. The teacher can then put the answers up for a gallery style share and review.

Linguistically this exercise is a great way to get students to revise both questions and answers and to push themselves to be creative with the language.

As always enjoy although only just over a week into this challenge it is already starting to get tiring. 

Well 8 days down another 23 to go.

Related Posts

The Importance Of Randomness

Teachers work very hard to remove randomness from classrooms, either through organization of time, activity or the direct assignment of groups to undertake the activity. A classroom is often only seen as effective when the random elements are minimized. But is that always the best option?

Better Homework Different Homework

Three people walk into a doctor’s office. The first person has a headache. The doctor hands him two aspirin and a glass of water. The

Cheating vs Smart Play

It is impossible to win a game and at the same time to break one of its rules. – The Grasshopper One of the major arguments

Share This

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Recent Posts