- QUIZ : An introduction to the English education system.
A way to lead in the topic and activate students' previous knowledge.
2 . ANSWER SHEET: STS. have to match the right answer for the quiz .
Scanning reading and less teacher centred activity.
3. READING TEXT ON FREE SCHOOLS
This narrows the subject a little bit and provides us with information and new ideas.
4.GROUPWORK :What five things would you like to do if you could create a free school?
This is meant to prepare students for the video they will watch next and focus on the topic.
5. VIDEO CLIP:
A discussion model in order to show how people speak in a real context in a spontaneous conversation.
6.WATCHING THE VIDEO FOR A SECOND TIME.
Students divided in groups of three are given different tasks to fulfil and cover different areas of the language.(language analysis)
7. SHARING the answers with the whole group.
8. 1-2-3 ROLE ASSIGNMENT
This technique is used to make sure every student takes part in the task by assigning different roles in the conversation.
9. OUR IDEAL FREE SCHOOL
All the groups present their ideas. We share and learn from each other.
Students vote different groups .
Aim: Make sure everybody listens.
CREATIVITY: THE POWER OF CONSTRAINTS by Alan Maley
Lecture activities: pdf
Alan Maley, who is now a freelance writer and lecturer, has come up today with several great ideas for encouraging creative writing in our classes.
By limiting the quantity of what learners can do, we simultaneously :
- Apply pressure on what languages resources they have.
- Trigger deeper processing.
- Provide a support.
- Offer a secure space.
ACTIVITY 1. WORD ARRAY
STS are given a set of 30 words and make as many sentences as possible.
Group work: Write a small short text or poem in your group
ACTIVITY 2. A,B,C..........
IN groups of four, STS construct a sentence in which each successive word begins with the next letter of the alphabet. You can break it into two or maximum three sentences.
ACTIVITY 3. METAPHOR POEMS
Combine at least three words from the left column with three words from the right and then write two more verses.
Hope a spoon
Life a knife
Marriage an egg
Love a brush
Anger a window
Dissapointment a mirror
Work a banana
Happiness a rope
Time a bus
Hate a cup
Fear an alarm-clock
ACTIVITY 4. DICTATION
The teacher reads a poem several times at a normal pace (3 or 4 times will be enough) while students copy as much as they can every time.
The aim is to work in groups and put the text down together.
ACTIVITY 5. STORY FROM LIFE IN 6 WORDS
- For sale: baby shoes never worn. Ernest Hemmingway
- Born, had fun, pain, loss -died.
ACTIVITY 6. MINI SAGA
Tell a story in 50 words.
ACTIVITY 7. MINING A STORY
Select six words or phrases that you might have found striking or interesting.
Make up a new story using them.