Using Twitter in KS3 English: Activity Pack
Launch your lessons into the ‘twittersphere’ with this original and up-to-date activity pack. An exciting and flexible addition to your Scheme of Work – all stand-alone activities can be adapted to your class text or focus. Constructive activities engage students with the texts they are studying and creating. The unique format encourages cross-curricular IT links as well as offering a different perspective on the typical English lesson.
I liked the idea a lot. Pupils love technology, and would be thrilled to use Twitter in a class room...
...The 'Go the Extra Metre' and 'What Do You Reckon?' sections are also effective.
- Reading: Guess the Character – flexible: adapt to your text!
- Writing: Haikus, ‘Twittericks’, Flash Fiction, Adverts, Publishing Blurb, newspaper reports
- Speaking and Listening: Role-play scenarios, debates
- IT Skills: Information gathering
For every activity:
- Teacher’s notes ensure you are prepared for the task
- Activity Guide gives students clear instructions to follow
- ‘What do you reckon?’ prompt question encourages students to reflect
- ‘Go the Extra Metre’ extension task stretches fast finishers
- Fun fact gets students thinking around the topic
- Teacher’s ‘e-safety’ section – helps you consider the implications of using social media in the classroom
- Pro formas so you can adapt the ideas in the pack to your own class
What do teachers say about this resource? (6209)
I liked the idea a lot. Pupils love technology, and would be thrilled to use Twitter in a class room... I also like the fact that it's very active... The 'Go the Extra Metre' and 'What Do You Reckon?' sections are also effective... As a structure, the resource is good. Each task has a teacher's guide with a summary and a clear lesson objective, followed by a pupils sheet with clear instructions... oracy and ICT are both very well covered.
The concept of using Twitter is an interesting one. The use of it to summarise texts or character thoughts and feelings is useful and the links with haiku were interesting.