As I wrote before, I want to revamp my speaking activities. I have been really thinking about how to do this in the past two weeks. I think as I assess students more in speaking, they will realize that they must practice this skill when I provide activities if they want to succeed. However, I want to continuously implement new warm-ups in my class.
- Hot Seat- In this activity, a student is interviewed in front of the class by the rest of the class. I have tried this a handful of times, but I want to make it more of a consistent activity. I will give my students a set amount of time, but I want to challenge them to ask more questions than my other classes.
- Weekend Discussion- I know many TPRS teachers discuss what students did over the weekend first thing on Monday. At NTPRS, I want to perfect this to make it flow better for me.
- Question Bag- My favorite education consultant Nancy Doda suggested this one. Students will pull multiple questions out of a bag to answer aloud. While this is not an interpersonal activity, it would be a great entrance or exit ticket. It can also be a great review activity.
On the Aventuras Nuevas blog, there are even more activities for me to consider! I want to make a list and stick it to my desk to make sure that I continuously reuse the same activities and don’t forget about them next year.
Finally, are all of the langchatters ready for #langbook? I just ordered the book- Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. I will be ready July 9th at 8 PM EST to discuss it!