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It's almost time for "Back-to-School" in many countries, including Canada. Many students are asked to write essays or paragraphs about their summer vacation. Here is an idea that is more interactive! It's a great way for students to get to know their teachers better. Create a Word Cloud (or have your students create one using something like Wordle that they can use to get to know each other better) with words that remind you of your summer vacation. Then have the students guess what the words might signify. We've done this a few times already on MyEC. It's a fun way to learn new vocabulary, share memories, and practise making guesses. I recently returned from a family vacation. Do you want to play along?
1) Choose a word from my most recent memory Wordle (see above).
2) Guess why I included the word you chose. Write your guess in the comments.
How to guess:
a) Ask a question (direct): Did you discover a new species?
b) Use "I think" + past tense: I think you discovered some interesting seashells.
c) Use "I bet" + past tense: I bet Tara saw a hamburger bun in the Atlantic Ocean.
d) Use "I wonder if" + past tense: I wonder if the food in South Carolina was bland.
3) Read my responses. I will unravel the story of my trip down south by sharing a memory (and sometimes a photo) related to each word after a guess is made. I'll respond in the comments too.
Have you been on a trip recently? Why not create your own Vacation Wordle and challenge MyEC members to guess your memories!
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