A beautiful double-sided worksheet to get your students using language creatively.
This is the perfect follow up to my Rooms of a house lesson (available for free here) and practices writing descriptions of pictures, vocabulary to do with a house, adjectives and prepositions. The worksheet folds up like a doll house, providing pupils with lots of rooms to label as they want and plenty of room to write the description of their house. It’s even possible to cut out the windows to see “inside”, because the front and back match up perfectly.
Instructions for students:
- Fold the edges into the middle to build your house.
- Decide which room will be where and label them.
- Write a description of each floor.
- Add drawings and colour to show what each room is.
This comes with a Powerpoint slide that gives the students all the instructions they need, so you can display this, check that they understand and then let them get on with it. I’ve found that this activity can easily take up a whole lesson and it’s entirely pupil-led, so you are free to go around the classroom, observe and help out. Kids love the creative side of it, but those who prefer not to do a lot of drawing are free to concentrate on the writing if they want.
Make sure you print the sheet double-sided and with short-edge binding, otherwise the house won’t match up. See the gif included for a demonstration.