Documentation:Teaching English as an Additional Language
Warm Up Activities
Ice-breakers / Introductions
Alliteration Name Game
In this game, students will say their name and then a word that describes them, but that word must start with the first letter of their name. They must also come up with an action to describe themselves. This is also a memory game. The first student will say for example, “My name is Kelly and I like kayaking (show motion of kayaking). The next student introduces themselves and repeats what the previous person stated. E.g. My name is Ana and I like art (motion of painting) Her name is Kelly and she likes kayaking. The game continues until all students have participated.
Draw a circle on the board and ask students what they think it is. After hearing their answers, tell them it represents your world. Write ‘My World’ above it. Then write a few words and/or phrases inside the circle that represent some things in your life (i.e.1980, elves, 5 years). Ask students what they think the words mean. Once they tell you their ideas, give them the correct answers (i.e. 'I love reading books with elves, etc.). Next, hand out blank pieces of paper and have the students draw a circle and label it as My World. Ask them to write 5-8 words/phrases that describe themselves. Put them in groups of 4 and ask them to guess about each other's 'worlds'