This Valentine’s Day challenge is an engaging way to celebrate the holiday with your secondary English students. It's not just a "filler" either, for it allows your students to work on important skills like collaboration, speaking, listening and writing. It’s also a way to acknowledge that love is not just the romantic candy-covered emotion that gets all the press on February 14th. Many of our kids can find this a “lonely” holiday; this activity will get them thinking about other forms of love as well.
In the file you will find a variety of instruction and task cards that you will use for the challenge. Put the cards in a bag and give one to each group of students. They will be instructed to discuss a quote about love (or create their own, depending on the option you choose). Then, each student will take on a different writing task to represent the message behind the quote. In round two of the challenge, they will exchange bags with another group (without the original quotation). After they read the writing of the other group, students will attempt to guess what the original quote said. When you're all done, you can use the quote card to create a Valentine's Day display.
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