This is an activity I created, but have not used in class. Hopefully it will go over smoothly next week. Below I pasted the information available in the original file.
Show & Tell Activity
# Any level.
Type of Activity
# Listening and speaking.
# A fun way to force every student in the class to listen and speak.
# The week before assign your students homework of: Bring something from home to class to talk about.
# This assignment has the advantage of even if they forget, they still complete it, as the clothes they wear or their pencil or textbook are all things they brought from home.
15 – 30 Minutes
# Put kids into groups of 4.
# If a kid forgot to bring something, have them choose something they are wearing, or a pen or something like that.
# Each child has to present what another one brought in for Show & Tell. They have to write at least two sentences about the object.
# After assigning the groups, give the kids about 7 minutes to complete the sentences.
# Before each group presents, chose a question group. Each member of this group of 4 students has to ask a question about one of the objects being presented.
## Depending on how it goes, require the kids to bring in a different object for the following week.
## Perhaps introduce a competitive element?
This game forces all the kids to get involved and think about English, but in a non-threatening way.
This activity is entered into the Public Domain by Charles Jeffrey Danoff, its writer and copyright holder.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions, criticisms or comments in the comments below.
As a side note, I based the activity format of the document from this on the ITESLJ. I could be wrong, but I do not think I need to acknowledge such a thing in the Copyright notice on the document itself.