Monday, August 30, 2010

Get to Know You-- Find the Fiction

At the beginning of the school year I'm always looking for an activity for the students that will help them open up a little and brake the ice. Find the Fiction not only is a good get-to-know you activity, but it also introduces students to the structure in a fun way.

I always begin my modeling this. I write two facts about myself that are true and one that is not true. Each student gets to make a prediction, they get to decide which one they think is fiction. Once students have made their predictions and I have revealed my fiction, they create their own to share with teammates. They think it is fun trying to stump their classmate, and if they do, they treat it as if they have won something.


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