If you want fun listening, speaking, and writing warm-ups for your class, this is the book for you. It is formatted as a “game” that students guess about various aspects of their partner and then vice versa. Students love hearing what others think about them and then debating the issue. The writing part comes in the form of quick, timed writes, one per game. Students who might not have had any elaboration to use as support when writing about themselves are now armed with ideas not only from their partner but from the images that have been conjured up during their discussions. Students are taught to reason, support, and have fun doing it.
Step-by-step instructions are included as are the eight Smiley-Face Tricks that teach students to conquer the abstract concept of voice. Also provided are sample Quick-Write paragraphs that could be used as models.
If you were light, what kind would you be?
c. Neon light
d. Candle light
*The directions will explain further, but students are eliminating each answer that they believe to be incorrect about their partner (not themselves). The important part is not getting the answer right but in elaborating so that the student will have details with which t work.