Game for vocabulary.
Comic strips and skits.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Comic strips are a good way of expressing something without too many words. It is a good exercise to practice efficient communication, and also , it is nice to have the students explain what they see.
The game for vocab is a game that I did with a friend of mine, in English, and I thought it was fun and surprising.
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I gave them a letter, and, in turn, they had to say a word that starts with this letter. I left them one minute to think about as many words as possible before the games starts. Usually, it is an individual game, with limited time, but it can work for a group too. The funny thing is that they come up with words that they have never used before.
Comic strips: I presented a few examples of the most popular ones in France, after asking them if they knew any. Then I gave them empty pages and they had to invent the dialogues
3rd: I gave them magazines, and let them cut pictures of famous people, and then make up a story
How did students react?
They liked all the activities because they involved active creation, but bot only relied on their vocabulary. They had to use their imagination, which makes it more fun than just speaking about a given topic.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Copies of strip cartoons, magazines, projector and internet.
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?