This is an activity that is usually used in maths but I think it also works really well as a revision tool! Simply write an answer on the board, students then write questions to match the answer on post it notes. They can read through their notes or handouts to help them. They can stick their questions around the board. Alternatively, they can write the answer in their books & list questions under or around it. You can use this activity to: - review a person, place or thing - look at a character or setting of a book the class has read - practice number sense (write a number as the answer & students need to write equations to equal that number.) I love how versatile & easy to set up this activity is! Hope you find it useful too!
As a relief teacher you probably won't always have access to a photocopier. Here is a way for students to create a book report from a piece of white A4 paper. Depending on the age of the students, either you can fold the paper into 3 sections or you can show them how to do it. On the front cover students can design a new cover for the book they are reviewing. It needs to include the title, author and an illustration. On the inside cover students can list and draw the characters. They can also either describe or draw the setting. On the back cover they can give the book a rating. They can also give reasons for their rating. I hand out sticker stars (the type you get really cheaply at the grocery store or discount stores) for the students to use for their rating. They love using
After you finish reading a book to the class (novel, short story or picture book) brainstorm with the class what they think happens to the characters next. - Do they live "happily ever after"? - Do they stay in the same place or move? - Who might they meet next? - Have they learnt from previous mistakes or events or will they repeat the same mistakes? - What adventure could they go on next? Discuss with the class how some sequels pick up right where the story ended, others skip years ahead & some are prequels, which tell the events that happened before the original story. They will need to decide where they want their story to start up from. Give students some time to talk to a partner or small group about their ideas. They could even sketch setting, characters & scenario ideas. Have them report back to the