Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Twitter Reading Activity

In a language class students need to be able to read, write, speak, and learn about culture. How you do that is often very flexible and up to the teacher.

  1. Students created a new Twitter account for my class. They each gave me they Twitter handle.
  2. Students changed the language settings of their Twitter account.
  3. Students were told to follow on Twitter the list of best language tweeters. This list includes news, humor, people, and language learning.
  4. The warm-up exercise will sometimes includes instructions for students to choose an article from one of the people they were assigned to follow. Read it and tweet a reaction or comment about the article. They use my class hashtag which is #sweetbp1
  5. Once they are done, we have a class discussion about what they read. I was impressed with the variety of articles they read. They were very interested and engaged in the activity. Some of them chose health articles, current news, celebrity gossip, etc.


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