Reading leading to Speaking
This is an activity without a worksheet, but requires students to have access to the internet.
1. Go to ehow.com
2. Tell students to take notes on the following headings
- How to:
- Things you’ll need:
3. Instruct students to find topics and between 3-4 links related to London/English/location that they would like to share.
4. Discussion questions:
- Tell your partner about the How To links you found.
- What made them interesting?
- Do you think you will ever use / need the information in the link in London/location?
- What would you add?
This activity is good for differentiated learning and personalisation. Plus it uses authentic texts!
Reading leading to Writing
These websites do exactly what they say they are: stories that have been made up of six words or fifty words only. There are stories divided into categories, so find a theme that is relevant to the vocabulary you want the students to develop. This idea can be extended to: two sentence stories; three sentence stories; 100 word stories; etc.
Suggestion 1: show students examples of them and get them to create their own.
Suggestion 2: pick out your top favourite ones and get students to create longer short stories from it.