Students learn English best when they are engaged and having fun. Insights to English projects range from short-term to year-long and include topic-based projects, webquests, writing prompts, and more. There’s a variety of individual, pair, small group, and class-wide projects available.
A pentina is a poem in which the same five words are repeated (each stanza) at the end of the line. Crafting such a poem means using the same words in different ways, so this is a good way to practice using words with multiple meanings or words that can be different parts of speech.
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.
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.
Encourage your students to think of some inventions, giving them a project to pour their creativity into. Different tasks throughout the project focus on different aspects of English, so this project can be used as a practical example for introducing new topics, or it might be a good review.
These articles contain ideas to get you started! We encourage teachers to further customize these projects to best suit their learners’ level, interests, and needs.