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  • Students can show their answers to a series of questions. Kids may draw their answers.
  • Alternative – short list of concepts/ideas and students have to draw in books and then feedback their thinking / explanation You can divide group into teams to make it competitive .
  • You can also do it verbally. Ask students/groups to shout out when you give them a letter.
  • You could develop by asking them to then focus on one or two and draw out this relationship
  • Develop by allowing students to say 1 or 2 words only (you could specify or they could choose). Scaffold by showing a clip of scuba divers communicating.
  • Each layer could include a question related to previous learning or the lesson to come.
  • Natural disasters that involve earth, water and wind
  • Natural disasters that involve earth, water and wind
  • Develop by asking students to write their own recipes (it could start by writing a recipe of the learning in the last lesson)
  • What topic might we be studying?
  • For Ellie the Elephant, What wouls happen if elephants wanted to cook?
  • Students may line up randomly. They discuss with their neighbor only and then move accordingly. Continues until the continuum is fully drawn Who has the most interesting neighborhood?
  • Students may line up randomly. They discuss with their neighbor only and then move accordingly. Continues until the continuum is fully drawn
  • For kids, you can hand out pots of Play Doh and ask students to make a concept, idea, event etc. Could develop by handing out the concepts secretly. Students work in groups and have a limited amount of time. They must then go around the room and try to work out what each group’s concept is.
  • For kids, you can hand out pots of Play Doh and ask students to make a concept, idea, event etc. Could develop by handing out the concepts secretly. Students work in groups and have a limited amount of time. They must then go around the room and try to work out what each group’s concept is.
  • Kids may just read the story changing the voice after the teacher's in-character voice.
  • Kids may just read the story changing the voice after the teacher's in-character voice.
  • Creativity in class for outstanding results

    1. 1. It´s time to learn!
    2. 2. Creativity in class for outstanding results August 28th , 2013
    3. 3. Off-line Ideas
    4. 4. List –O-Mania e.g. List as many... family members / classroom items / kinds of TV shows / city words / human or natural wonders... as you can.
    5. 5. Show me the answer! Using true/false cards, hand signals, different colored cards etc.
    6. 6. Pictionary e.g. Give students concepts/ideas/things to draw while others have to guess what they are
    7. 7. Freeze Frame You are working on a farm in Africa supplying Cadbury’s with cocoa to make chocolate. The weather is hot, the work hard and you are paid very little. Individually/pair/group produce a freeze frame showing the scene. - Could adapt to all manner of scenes, or give pupils the topic area and ask them to produce an appropriate freeze frame that other students must then try and decipher.
    8. 8. Freeze Frame
    9. 9. Pupil as Teacher e.g. One (or more?) pupil is the teacher. They have to summarise the last lesson(s) and question the class on what was studied.
    10. 10. A - Z e.g. Write down a key/related word for our topic area for as many letters of the alphabet as you can. Arms Bay Conflict Darfur Earth Freedom Guantanamo Harm
    11. 11. Tell me three things... ...about the topic we are studying. ...you learnt in the last lessons. ...that help explain present perfect. ...to make your personal information safe. ...that are happening in your life these days. ...to stay in shape. ...that the students are wearing.
    12. 12. 10 words Give me ten words related to… .
    13. 13. Uncover Can you guess what it is yet? Can you guess what it is yet? Can you guess what it is yet? Can you guess what it is yet? Back To Starter
    14. 14. Silent Instructions Students are in pairs. One receives an instruction and must convey this to their partner without speaking (or writing).
    15. 15. Pass the Parcel Wrap up an object related to the lesson and play pass the parcel.
    16. 16. Mood Decide on a particular mood you would like students to begin your lesson with – calm, attentive, enthusiastic etc. Ask them to role-play this mood; take them through a series of different scenarios in which they must maintain it. Then slip into the lesson itself and return to the role-play if and when required.
    17. 17. Summary Ask students to provide a summary of what they learnt last lesson or across the unit asking for different styles, i.e. a newspaper report, 60-second news-flash, mime
    18. 18. Venn Diagram Make a life-size one using rope and words written on A4 paper for students to hold.
    19. 19. Venn Diagram
    20. 20. Top Ranking - An action movie - An animated film - A horror movie - A musical - A romantic comedy - A science fiction movie - A thriller - A war movie Rank these kinds of movies in order of fun. Be prepared to justify your answer.
    21. 21. Recipe Time • A verb with the -ing form • A complement • A subject • Verb to Be in present What is this the recipe for?
    22. 22. Take a bag into the classroom that contains an object which has a connection to the lesson. Pass it around and let the students feel the object inside the bag. The first person to guess what it is could be rewarded with a merit. Mystery Bag
    23. 23. What’s the topic?
    24. 24. Just a Minute One pupil starts to speak about a topic. At the first repetition, pause or mistake another takes over - and so on until the minute is up.
    25. 25. Animal Madness - Think of five ways to make a snake happy - If hippos ruled the world, what would we see? - Explain five differences between a giraffe and an elephant - And five similarities What animal would make the best teacher or police officer? Why?
    26. 26. What would win? Choose any two items... Trevor and Monty A dolphin and a snake Harry Potter and Sean Penn Then...ask why!
    27. 27. What’s the Story? Give pupils cards with words or pictures on and ask them to sequence this to tell a story (or could put words/pictures on board).
    28. 28. Continuum Make a continuum in the room with strongly for and strongly against at either end. As students come in tell them the proposition and that they must justify the position on the continuum they choose. Do you have a busy week? Do you have good neighbors?
    29. 29. Have I seen you somewhere before? Give students key word cards to sort and ask them to place in piles of – I know you I think I’ve seen you somewhere before We’ve never met!
    30. 30. Connections Ask a student to suggest a word. You say a word that is related. (E.G. if the word is ‘football’ you might say ‘goal’. ) The next student says a word connected with the previous word. (E.G. ‘goal’, ‘net’ and so on.) Players take turns. They are allowed thinking time, but can be challenged by any other player to explain the connection between their word and the previous word. Back To Starters
    31. 31. Get In Character Set a few questions ready on the board. As students come in, hand them character cards (could be generic e.g. Businessman, teacher, student specific e.g. Gordon Brown, George Bush, Boris Johnson emotional e.g. An angry, impatient, happy person Or whatever you want!) and ask them to answer the questions in character.
    32. 32. Pair It Up Hand out a set of cards that students have to sort into matching pairs. e.g. adjective blue verb seven noun luckily color beautiful number tree adverb work
    33. 33. My Word! Students are given (or choose) a word related to the topic. They must stand up and point to someone in the class who must then give the meaning. That person then chooses the next person to pose a word.
    34. 34. Analogies Petra is to Jordan as the Copper Canyon is to ______ Give students two lists that they must form into analogies e.g. vocabulary adjective verb verb form pronoun auxiliary
    35. 35. Sculpture Start the lesson by handing out some materials to groups and asking them to sculpt a concept, idea, lesson objective from earlier. Develop by setting a specific design (i.e. an animal, the end of a story or Henry VIII with success criteria – can be esoteric as well as literal.)
    36. 36. Sculpture Writing Activity Most people throw away...
    37. 37. Genre Take a story from the book and ask students to re- write or re-act it in a given genre.
    38. 38. Genre
    39. 39. Online Ideas
    40. 40. Livebinders
    41. 41. Voki.com
    42. 42. TodaysMeet
    43. 43. Gracias Http://MissNataliaGonzalez.pbworks.com

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