Students watch a short video about John Steinbeck.
Then they are given 6 different versions of video’s summary. They need to find the one with correct information. Each summary contains one mistake. Only one is without a mistake.
This activity works the best if students do not get all the summaries at once – you can put them on the wall around classroom. Set the time they can spend reading each summary, without a possibility to go back to the summaries they had already read. After reading all the summaries, they need to say which one is the correct one.
The second option how to do this activity is to have students work in groups – they need to form 6 groups. Give each group one summary to start with. After certain time – 2-3 minutes – they need to pass their summary to the other group. This continues until all the groups have read all the summaries. Then give them 2 minutes to discuss within the group which summary they think is the correct one and ask for their answers.
You may even ask them to spot and identify 5 mistakes – 1 in each summary.