For a quicker activity split the class into teams and give them each a cut up picture that they need to put together as a team.
Mix up the pieces of the cut up pictures and give the students some pieces from either picture. The students then must find the others with the same picture as them and put it together.
Activity 4: Speaking
Have students reflect on the picture activity and answer the questions in their group.
How did you use teamwork to make the pictures?
Do you think your team was like the birds, crabs, or bears?
How did your team work together?
Activity 5: Speaking/Grammar
Have students practice using affirmations.
Explain that an affirmation is a positive sentence about a person. Affirmations use descriptive words such as adjectives to make the statements.
I am beautiful/handsome.
You are a good writer.
We are ready to learn.
Have each student think of affirmations beginning with I, you, and we.
Split the class into small groups and have students present the affirmations they came up with.
Encourage students to write down the positive affirmations others came up with that they liked, and to look up words they want to use in positive affirmations if they do not know them in English.
Compliment three classmates this week using a positive affirmation. For example, “You are a good listener.”
Have students brainstorm accomplishments they have made that required them to work in a team or get help from others. Write their answers on the whiteboard.
How does working with others make you feel?
Share with the class the following quote:
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller was a speaker and writer. She was both blind and deaf, but she made a difference by working with others. There are times we need the help of others to accomplish what we cannot do on our own.
When have you used teamwork with someone whose abilities were different from yours?
Go over these questions with students in a class discussion or have the students work in partnerships:
What experiences did you have this week with the homework when you complimented your classmates?
Did you notice you were a better teammate when you used positive language with your classmates?
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