We communicate not only by the words we say, but also by the way in which we say them. Tone and inflection can affect the meaning of a word or phrase. Choosing how you say something can breath life into your speech, keeping your listeners engaged. It might also help your confidence when it comes to public speaking. Here are some exercises on using your voice in different ways.
A common adage among writers is "show, don't tell". Writing in this way prompts students to think of different ways to express the same thing. Students will have to use expressions and imagery - like native speakers do in most situations - instead of being straightforward. It may also expand their vocabulary usage and develop their reasoning skills.
Colors are often used to represent various concepts and to evoke certain moods. In design, colors are chosen carefully. In this WebQuest, each student will chose one color and research what it tends to signify, find examples of its usage, and craft their own assessments.
Students can create characters that they’ll use throughout the year. Each month, the character progresses a little closer to their goal, but in the meantime, they can be used to answer questions and for other activities, providing different experiences, skills, and limitations from what the students themselves have. The possibilities are wide open.