I’m a big fan of student created content. That’s my own term for resources which aren’t from the textbook but from the student’s own aprior knowledge, world and mind. Personalized teaching.
Students create the materials for learning/practicing English. In doing so, they are more interested in the topic because it is from themselves and also they have the necessary context to prompt output / speech.
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Jason Renshaw also recently blogged about The English Wizard Grid. Read about how he recommends using it. It is a handy organizer to prompt student speech about a certain language point / theme. Great stuff.SCC - Student Created Content,