Class theme/topics discussed:
Narration-focused board game.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
There are three new students in class, so there should be an activity to facilitate the process of getting to know each other.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Board game – individual presentations.
How did students react?
It was an efficient and fun activity; students talked a lot.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I would. Students as a rule enjoy games, and this one, encouraging free monologues on given topics, provides efficient practice.
September 2, 2010
1. News of the day.
2. Question-answer game:
There are two sets of paper stripes, a blue one with questions and a pink one with answers. One student chooses the student to reply and they simultaneously draw papers from two sets. Then they read out loud the question and the answer. If needed, translate.
The fun part is that the q-s and answers often doesn’t match – but they are designed to create funny combinations.
3. Board game
Play as a regular board game – throw a dice, move the figure on the board, answer the corresponding question.