A fun learning activity that students can do at home is My Three Words.
Students are asked to choose just three words to illustrate ideas like:
- What inspires me
- Life at home
- Back at school
- Special events
anything, really, that relates to what they are learning in class.
The idea originated on the American breakfast TV show, Good Morning America over ten years ago. It has been called Your Three Words and My Three Words. For our language learners the words will be in the language they are learning.
Students film themselves (or ask a friend or family member to do it) and then share their video with the class next lesson. Perhaps they have to send it to you before next (with a nice message in language too?) so that you can load them all on your laptop or tablet. Students are much more likely to complete the task if they are held accountable by having to show others what they have done.
See how it works
The three words may be just three separate words or they may be a three-word sentence – you and/or the students set the criteria beforehand. The class can vote on the best or funniest or most imaginative or cleverest use of language. Again, set the criteria before students attempt the class – it gives them more of a challenge.
Save the best for showing at a parent or community event or perhaps have a competition between classes and ask the community attending to vote for their favourite. Being recognised by the community is more motivation to learn.
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