This model improves and enhances student engagement and “creates learning that is active, collaborative, and fosters learning relationships” (Zepke and Leach, 2013).
Then, I create a slideshow that had 7 discussion topics, one on each slide. We have gone 1:1 this year so each student has a Google Chromebook.
However, I didn’t want them to focus on filling out the organizer the entire time.
I have used this as a pre-writing activity focusing on the use of restrictive and non-restrictive clauses. The above downloadable printable is a great resource for business/professional students, high school students and adults at Upper-intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) level.
It is valuable for revising Relative clauses in English, and can be used for honing your students' Speaking and Writing skills.
These are arranged obviously in the word document (Martin Shipley and Sarah Wright, David Crouch and Rosie Jacobs, etc.) : if you have a group smaller than 14, make sure the cards you remove are matching pairs rather than just random characters.
Also, if you have an uneven number of students, you can sit in to make it even. Make sure everyone has understood everything that's written on their card. After the five minutes, they should write down the name of that person, 'yes' or 'no' based on whether or not they think it's a good match, and then give their reason (eg.
Did you know that in the UK we spend about £503m on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts for Valentine's Day?
This lesson is designed to be used near the date of Valentine's Day (14 February) to talk about the topic of love and romance.
There is a small amount of prep that goes into this. It just made more logistical sense in my classroom.
First, I created an overview sheet that explained the concept to my students and included a graphic organizer for them to fill out to give them some accountability. Set up the desks and then divide your class into two groups, one that stays sitting and one that rotates. Again, I used a simple graphic organizer that I assigned to my kids through Google Classroom.
Start off by making sure everyone knows what 'speed dating' means. There are 14 character cards (you will need to make more if you have a larger class); 7 girls and 7 guys.