Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Help please! "Speaking our minds"

  1. #1
    Smashes through the wa Miss_igirisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Mie
    Posts
    7,017

    Default Help please! "Speaking our minds"

    I have to make a 3nensei (JHS) lesson from Total English textbook, and it's basically wanting kids to say "I think ....." For example "I think beds are more convenient than futon". With extra "I agree"s and so on. How am I going to work this?

    I was thinking of starting with a worksheet getting kids to choose which they think is better out of some choices (SMAP vs Arashi, Nagoya vs Osaka etc etc) and then maybe sneaking a "because" in there to get them to give reasons...

    but then what should I do? How to I get them to have conversations that are still controlled... they can't do much with what is given to them?

    Any ideas, I really need help with this.
    Quote Originally Posted by tenderRondo View Post
    they said your uk blood has extremely high levels of tea and crumpets in it.
    http://osharejunks.blogspot.com/

  2. #2

    Default Re: Help please! "Speaking our minds"

    You can put them in a line and have them play an opposites game.

    For example...
    Student 1: I think futons are better because they don't use much space.
    Student 2: I disagree. Futons still need a place on the floor.
    Student 3: I don't agree. You can use the floor for other things during the day.
    Student 4: I disagree. I think you can keep things under a bed.

    etc etc etc

    I tried this with my 2nd year SHS students. Put them in a line and started with a "rainy days are the best" statement or something. They really had to think about what to say, but it got them to say some good opinions.

  3. #3
    Smashes through the wa Miss_igirisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Mie
    Posts
    7,017

    Default Re: Help please! "Speaking our minds"

    Actually I went with this JHS_Textbook_Game_PetBottleDebate in the end as you guys were slow.
    Quote Originally Posted by tenderRondo View Post
    they said your uk blood has extremely high levels of tea and crumpets in it.
    http://osharejunks.blogspot.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •