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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”.

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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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