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Easy Classroom Activities

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Easy Classroom Activities

  1. 1. Learner-Centered Activities Sarah Tsai-Feng Yin Instructor, Department of English Aletheia University [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>For students to know YOU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Info. Flower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students’ Generated Qs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For students to know each other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find Someone Who… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who Am I Looking For? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>For students to know YOU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have students ask you questions voluntarily </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You are lucky if you can get 5 questions in 10 minutes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare yourself for lots of PERSONAL questions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Modified Q & A </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put students in teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have each team stand up and give a time limit. (2 min.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whoever asks you a question can sit down </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whichever team has most people sit down in the time you set is the winner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give each team a bonus point if they can report back about what they know about you from the questions other teams ask </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Personal Info. Flower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a flower with some PERSONAL information around it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put students in small group </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let them figure out what the information might be </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have them use questions to confirm their guesses with you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can get a quick picture on what your students’ levels are in terms of grammar, question forming skills, vocabulary, creativity etc.. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Personal Information Flower NAME
  7. 7. 18 7:30AM purple dolphins SARAH 24 fast food by MRT England Getting to Know ME New York speak Taiwanese
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Students’ Generated Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put students in small groups </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let them write down questions they would like to ask you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have them switch the paper and guess the answers to questions that are written by other groups. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Return the paper to the original group they switch the paper with and have them start asking you the questions on the paper. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>For students to know each other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find Someone Who… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good for you to mingle students and get them to start talking with each other in 5 minutes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good for you to review different patterns/grammar and quickly know how well your students know about those basic patterns/grammar </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>For students to know each other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who Am I Looking For? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good for you to know how good students are in forming sentences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good for you to know how wide students’ vocabulary is </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Who Am I Looking For? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give each student a small piece of paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them to write down sentences about themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mix the paper and have each student pick one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students stand up and walk around asking questions based on the sentences on the paper they have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whoever finds whom the paper belongs to should write down the name of writer, keep the paper and sit down right away. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Questions???

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