The lesson plan that follows requires students to imagine that they are a caped crusader attending a party with other superheroes.The learners create an original profile for their character and discuss this information in a speed dating session.It's enough to frequently know if you're interested or not.It's over in 30 minutes, and when it ends, the speed daters write down who they would like to see again. An article from student will go on a date which only last a few minutes and within that time you will try to get to know as much as you can about that person.This lesson plan focuses on conversational practice to encourage English learners to use a wide variety of language functions such as demanding explanations, making complaints, giving warning, etc.The activity used is a variation on the popular practice of speed dating.
That led me to create a new discussion style: “Speed Dating Discussion.” One set of students stays sitting in chairs while the other group rotates around.
In this exercise, students "speed date" each other to practice role plays calling for "chunks" or phrases used for each situation.
This type of approach to teaching is based on the lexical approach or the chunks of language we tend to use to speak about certain situations.
First, I created an overview sheet that explained the concept to my students and included a graphic organizer for them to fill out to give them some accountability. Set up the desks and then divide your class into two groups, one that stays sitting and one that rotates. Again, I used a simple graphic organizer that I assigned to my kids through Google Classroom.
Then, I create a slideshow that had 7 discussion topics, one on each slide. We have gone 1:1 this year so each student has a Google Chromebook.