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Chinese Whisper Dictation

As we celebrate Christmas on January 6th, I planned this lesson for my young learners for tomorrow.

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The lesson is for A1 students

  • Divide the class into two.
  • Ask students to make a row in from of the board.
  • On slips of papers, write short sentences and give it to the one at the back.
  • Tell him/her to whisper the sentence to his/her friend so that he/she passes it to the one in front of him.
  • Continue till the first person in the row.
  • The one in the front row will write the sentence on the board.
  • Check mistakes.
  • Then the one in the front row goes at the back.
  • Repeat the process until all the students come to the first row to write the sentence on the board.

I learned an activity similar to the one above at a drama workshopI attended  last week. In that one, the instructor, showed us a picture and wanted us to make a sentence and write it on papers left for us. We even discussed to create a story that way but my 4th graders are slow learners and need a lot of practice and guidance. I want to try this one first and then maybe in a second attempt I can ask them to write their own short sentences.

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A Tree on The Door

I want to share another activity I did with my students last week.

I gave them a Christmas bauble template and told them they would do the following tasks: ( as we have recently done “perhaps”, “definitely”, “maybe” to talk about future)

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  • Write the followings on your Christmas Tree Ornament, then decorate your ornament, cut it and hand in to your teacher. You will create a Christmas Tree on the wall.
  • Your name:
  • Presents you want to get at Christmas.
  • Presents you will give to your family and friends.
  • 2 things you will do during the Christmas break.
  • 5 things you will do in the New Year ( 2014)

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I will also do “like” and “as” with another class tomorrow so I’m planning to assign them to write a poem on their baubles.

Here’s the skeleton of their poems

  • Christmas sounds like —
  • Christmas tastes like —-
  • Christmas feels like —
  • Christmas looks like —
  • Christmas smells like —
  • Christmas sounds like —-
  • Christmas is a time
  • When —