Archive of ‘lesson idea’ category

Describe My Holiday

It’s not my habit to write about my personal life on this blog. However, this is an exception. This year we decided to spend our holiday on Bozcaada (Tenedos), which was on our “places to see” list for more than a decade. Our friends who had been there told us that there was not much to do on this beautiful island except for its clean sea, wonderful and peaceful coasts, delicious fish restaurants, delicately decorated street cafes, wineries and delicious wines.

We only had a few days for a holiday this year so we set off for a dream destination. Kids were excited… On our way, we passed motorways, narrow roads, little villages, lakes, beautiful sunflower fields, a strait and olive trees.

I spent 5 magical days and enjoyed every minute of being there. At the time of departure, we left a part of our hearts there. We didn’t say ‘goodbye’.

Well, a teacher is a teacher everywhere and a blogger teacher wants to share what she has experienced, learned so I thought about a first week lesson.

beautiful sunset

 

 

 

 

 

Describe My Holiday ( A lesson idea)

Describe My Holiday on PhotoPeach


Create a slideshow with holiday pictures.

Create a handout with questions and a wordle to help the kids to guess your holiday.

Put them in groups and tell them they will write a composition titled “My Magical Holiday” and will describe your holiday.

Follow up:

Tell them to create a scrapbook for their own holiday with their photos.

Tell them to describe their own holidays.

Web 2.0 alternative

Glogster with their holiday photos and a short description of their holiday.

Power point presentation or photopeach

Tabblo

breakfast prepared by Mrs Behice, the friendly owner of the guest house “Pansiyon Bozcaada”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handout:

Asking Indirect Questions

 

The following activity was something spontaneous when we did ‘indirect questions’ but then I felt the students still needed practice, something more like a mechanical drill but I was not prepared for more exercises so I did the folllowing.

I told mys sts to have 4 slips of paper.

On each paper, I told them to write 2 wh questions and 2 yes-no questions.

While they were writing their questions, on some slips of paper I wrote indirect question beginnings, such as ‘I’d like to know ….’ ‘ Do you know ….’, etc.

On my desk, I put their questions and my beginnings face-down as two different card decks.

I told sts they would take 1 card from each pile and write the indirect question on the board.

As homework, I told them to change the indirect questions to direct questions.

More follow-ups

If you have a creative, enthusiastic students, you can even tell them to choose 3 indirect questions from the board and improvise a dialogue but unfortunately my sts need to be prepared for that stage for some time and I’m hopeful 😉

1 2