Tuesday, July 21, 2015


1. Composing music
Compose a song for the text using alternative styles.

2.  Acrostics
  1. Write a word vertically.
  2. Each letter has to be the start of a word that describes the text.

3.  Cryptograms
  1. Write the text using numbers, letters and other symbols.
  2. Give the deciphering key to the students.
  3. The students have to decipher it.

4.  Hieroglyph
  1. Write the text on a poster.
  2. Substitute the nouns and adjectives with squares whenever it’s possible.

5.  Crossword.
Make a crossword with words used in the text.

6.  Alphabet soup
  1. The students have to look for words related to the lesson.
  2. In the end, the loose words form the verse.

7.  Relay race
  1. Divide the class into two teams.
  2. Ask each group to form a line on the opposite side of the blackboard.
  3. Divide the blackboard in two with a vertical line in the middle.
  4. When you give the signal, a student in each line has to run to the blackboard and write the first word of the verse.
  5. Then, he has to return to his line, touch the shoulder of the next student and go to the back of the line.
  6. Repeat this until the entire verse has been written on the blackboard.
  7. The group finishing first wins.  

8.  Broken telephone
  1. Ask the students to sit down forming a semicircle.
  2. Whisper the verse in one of the students’ ears and ask him to whisper it to the next student.
  3. Compare what the first student heard with what the last one said.
  4. Repeat the verse correctly with everyone.

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