Purpose: This writing activity gives learners a built-in audience and a way to share personal experiences through writing. It can be a fluency activity, so you won’t focus on grammar, syntax or spelling, and instead focus on meaning. Or it can be an accuracy activity, with a focus on the past tense or other forms.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes to assemble materials, assuming you have everything on
Purpose: To create meaningful dialogue about culture, while allowing students an opportunity to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; for intermediate to advanced levels, though lesson could be modified for lower level learners.
Prep time: Approximately 15-30 minutes, depending upon resources available.
Materials: Pencil, paper, a book of folktales or photocopies of a few folktales. Visuals are helpful!