A Journey in TEFL

One of the stories I love revisiting is Eveline from Dubliners. This year with my year 12 students we read it again. I’d like to share the follow-up activities we did. I grouped the students and assigned them with one task. They chose one and created the followings.

1. Adapt Eveline to 21st century and rewrite a short story with the same
characters in your own city.
2. Create a biography about the life of a character from the story.
3. Create a billboard for the story.
4. Create a movie trailer.
5. Write a poem about one of the characters.
Digitalising the story
1. Choosing a web 2.0 tool, summarise the story or analyse the characters or suggest the story to others
2. Direct your own movie or animation.
3. You can create a poster, an animation, a slideshow, a book cover
4. Create a Fakebook account for one of the characters.

Trailer created by Aris. Thank you Aris for the hard work.

Karin created an awesome Fakebook account using class tools.net

Sintiya’s poem

Christina’s adaptation to 21st century and Istanbul

More Eveline activities here, here and here

You can also visit our class blog and leave them a comment here :)

2 Comments so far

  1.    Anna-Lisa Gunnarsson on November 13, 2013 12:03 pm      Reply


    I am a Swedish English-teacher. I love this idea and will sure try it in my classes. It gives fulfillment for a lot of the “demands” on the grades they could reach, so it is an “all-in-one” lesson. :) That’s the way I like it; not the least when real life, where they are supposed to use their language skills, are a mix of a lot of things.

    My very best,

    •    Eva Buyuksimkesyan on November 13, 2013 1:25 pm      Reply

      Thank you Anna-Lisa for your nice words. I’m glad you liked it and would love to hear how it went in your class when you use it.

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