This "getting to know you" activity is great for getting your students talking to each other, and writing with each other right from the get go. This activity is designed to be a fun way for students to meet each other, get to know a little bit about each other, and then start working together. The best part of this getting to know you activity is the fact that it actually has students doing something academic as they get introduced to their classmates.
After conducting a brief interview, students are required to work together to write a short, fictional story with themselves as the main characters. This works best in groups of two (no more than three).
Please feel free to alter this assignment in any way to best suit the needs of your students.