lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014

First steps to become a good reporter

Critical thinking is developed little by little. Children need to work out their questioning skills before getting into some more complicated tasks.

Find below a warm-up activity to start out:


To organise the activity, the steps followed in the Chat Show are:
  • Listen to a story
  • Take the role of a character
  • Describe that character
  • What would you like to ask the character if you had the chance to meet him?
  • Come up with some questions
  • As a big group activity we reflect on what makes a good question (punctuation, words, order...)
  • Sit down and write your questions down (individually, in pairs or small groups)
  • Then...time for THE CHAT SHOW! The teacher acts as the "TV host.  
  • Someone dresses up as the chosen character. In turns, we ask him/her questions.
  • Someone will be in charge of recording the interview: Children acting like reporters

Take the challenge and do it! Promote critical thinking within your students!

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