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Find the topic sentences

dsc01020I have used this activity as a starter to one of the lesson I have taught recently. The idea started from a simple activity consisting in matching paragraphs with the right topic sentences. I liked the activity because I found that the paragraphs were different and challenging to the level of my students. In the same time I wanted to assign it in a different way: I have printed the paragraphs and the sentences in separate sheets of paper. I handed each student one of the papers and asked them to go around the class to find the “right match”.


The students enjoyed the activity and in the same time they moved physically, they read and tried to understand literary passages and used the language for discussion.

At the end I asked the students to stick their answers on the board.


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