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Act it out
Old 10-11-2006, 06:04 PM
 

You can start class by acting a certain way (say stressed out about something, or extremely excited). Have students brainstorm what that says about your character. This is also great for drawing conclusions. A teacher I worked with last year did something a little off the beaten path for her observation. She had someone call her cell phone at a certain time. When she answered it, she made it seem as though it was a very serious call and she was sad....the kids drew the conclusion that someone she was close to must have been hurt. Of course she explained that it was all an act to make a point. Roll play is always a great way to teach skills like these.

Activity:
YOu could give students character cards describing the character and what that character might say or do. The student must act it out for the class and the class has to describe the character. You can put kids in pairs or small groups for this too.
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