Занимательный материал для учителей английского языка "How to make writing activities funny"
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to make writing activities fun
Does your class consider writing to be the
pastime of the dull and antiquated? Is the word ‘writing’ enough to set pupils’
heads nodding – with boredom as opposed to enthusiasm? If your class needs a
motivational boost in this activity, there are some helpful suggestions that
will help you to make your English lessons more fun.
Of course, it involves increasing
classroom engagement and using a range of channels to convey the subject matter
in hand. This will boost children’s motivation and help open up their eyes to
the endless opportunities that this rich subject has to offer.
A creative and enthusiastic teacher always has a lot of
ideas how to motivate students throughout the lesson and uses various teaching
resources including Internet. In this article I'd like to share a collection
of different types of dictations with their short description, gathered from
around the net and books. Hopefully, you can find something you like!
So, the first is Banana
a language item (e.g. preposition) and say banana instead of the
supposed word. For example, dictate the sentences: I got banana the
airport a bit late. You can use your own “code” word instead of banana
(i.e. I like choosing something the student finds funny) The second is Transformation
sentences which students have to transform (e.g. tense, aspect, register,
style, passive vs active etc.) For extra challenge, do it orally (i.e. the
student is not allowed to write anything down) and encourage varying
responses (i.e. often there are numerous possible options)
number three is Error Correction Dictation (one of my favourite)
sentences with errors and students write the correct version. Students enjoy
to correct a techer! Don’t only focus on grammar – think about the lexis,
language chunks, appropriacy, etc. and how it could be upgraded
number four: Intensive Dictation
read a text. While reading students write down all examples of the language
item which a techer plans to zoom in on (e.g. verbs of movement, adjectives
describing personality etc.) After finishing, feedback against the original I
recommend to choose a motivating text your students can relate to.
favourite type of dictations is Running dictation
This is a
lively activity that practises speaking, listening, writing, walking and
Choose a short
passage or dialogue and make several copies. Put the copies up around the walls
of the classroom (or even the school building).
Put the students in pairs or
small groups. The aim is for one of the students in each pair to walk (or run!)
to read the passage on the wall. They remember some of the passage and walk (or
run!) back to their partner. They quietly dictate what they remembered to their
partner, who writes it down. They then swap roles. Over several turns they will
build the whole passage. This means they really do have to run back and forth
because students will only remember three or four words at a time.
The winning pair is the team that
finishes first - although you need to check for mistakes. If there are
mistakes, they must keep walking to check!
A good idea is to teach them punctuation vocabulary
beforehand if you want them to use the correct punctuation in English. It's a
good way to check spelling and fabulous for pronunciation - and great memory
As you see there are some
creative and funny activities that really work! And don't forget to praise you
students for great job!
How to make writing activities fun
Dictates sentences with errors and students write the correct version