Copy of Inquiry-based learning
To increase critical thinking, and provide students with a speaking practice for fluency.
To provide review of making questions
Procedure (45 minutes)
- TT greets SS and asks them about their day. - SS are put in groups of three or four. - TT asks each group to think about and write 10 or more questions about one of the following topics: 1. pollution solutions 2. the true cost of digital piracy 3. bullies need our help 4. being "social media safe" 5. fast food dangers
- SS are put in different groups - SS take turns asking and answering questions about the different topics. Alternatively, students can mingle around the class asking and answering different questions about the above topics. - TT monitors the students and helps only when it is necessary. - TT writes down some of the students’ errors for a delayed error correction feedback
- TT uses his notes and writes the utterances in their context on the board; it can be difficult to correct without the aforementioned information. - TT includes examples of good language too; this praise can be motivating for the students and can be an opportunity for the students to learn from each other. - SS are put in pairs and are asked to think about the sentences. Which sentences are correct and which are wrong? - SS are given four to five minutes to correct the wrong sentences. - SS are nominated randomly to come to the board and correct/improve the wrong sentences.