Discussion groups in English class


Michael Oher
Image by Keith Allison via Flickr

Objectives:

  1. To learn how to discuss in small groups and hopefully be able to speak in larger groups later

Teaching methods:

  1. Divide class in groups of 4, each group with two teams. Team a and team b
  2. Give these tasks to the groups to discuss. First 7 minutes to research with computer and take notes on paper.
  3. Close the computers and have a 5 minute discussion staring with 1 minute for each team to present arguments.
  4. Evaluation – who one? Who had the best arguments?
  5. Look at the taxonomy for questions that probe reason and evidence. Could you clarify some of your arguments?

Movie to watch:

  1. The blind side, discuss topic a: African American young men – what are their odds for succeeding in life? Look at school, sport, career, drugs, jail, shootings, gangs?
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
Advertisements


Categories: Lesson plans, Useful links

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: