A graphic organizer I give to my middle & high school ESL students to help them organize their ideas before doing a theatrical performances in class. This two-sided handout is great for the ESL/ELA classroom and is the perfect addition for any role play style speaking activity such as my Thanksgiving Role Play Bundle Pack!
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Role play activities are one of the best ways to encourage English Language Learners to practice their speaking skills. This pack includes six different Thanksgiving themed scenarios. Each scenario comes with task cards for Student A, Student B, and Student C and has been carefully written in order to make it possible to do the activity using either groups of two or three.
If your students are anything like my teenagers, you might find they need an extra little push to stay on-task during these types of activites! One possible solution could be giving them a copy of my ‘Role Play Graphic Organizer’ which you can find here:
This not only helps my students plan their dialogue, but also encourages them to practice their writing skills since I always collect this paper after the activity has finished!
In my experience, I am able to complete a role play activity (allowing time for prep, practice, and presentations) in a class of 20-25 students within a one hour class period if I require roughly 1-2 minutes of speaking. If I want a more detailed dialogue (3-5 minutes), then I allow one class period for planning and a second class period for practice/presentations.
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In this fun & dynamic activity, students work together in small groups to choose film of their choice and then re-do it in a different genre (i.e. Toy Story as a horror film). This product includes a checklist style handout for students as well as a graphic organizer to help keep students on-task while writing their dialogue. The final part of this activity involves students performing their chosen scene in class and/or video taping it for homework.
When introducing the activity, I recommend showing your class the video clip Shrek But in 7 Different Genres or one of the many other great edits done by the Youtuber ‘Editing is Everything’. As you watch the video clip, you can review film genre vocabulary. In the past, I have found success by having the students work in groups of three with one 55-minute class period to choose a film and write a dialogue and then a second 55-minute period to act out the scenes in front of their classmates (25 students), but you can easily modify the activity to adjust for different class sizes or time constraints!
Make sure to leave a comment below if you download this product and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or doubts. Happy teaching!