Today I taught an English lesson which focused on dialogue between characters. I wanted to motivate the students and found an excellent website to do so.
First, I paired the students up and they did some hot-seating in character.
Next the students got their ipads and loaded ifaketext.com . It is a great website which allows you to create a fake text message conversation – perfect for a whole range of lessons.
Have a look at my short video tutorial on how to use the site:
The students created conversations and they really enjoyed doing it in this format. Here is an example of the outcome:
Next, I taught the class how to write in formal direct speech. Here’s a fun way to do it:
Finally, the students turned the fake text messages into formal direct speech in their exercise books.
How do you teach dialogue? Share your ideas by commenting below.