Today I discovered the Tesoltoolbox.com blog. It’s definitely a site that’s going to be well worth spending some time with.
This post that I’m rebloging is a great simple twist on classing ranking activities. Enjoy!
Rank-ordering activities generate lots of discussion. Presented on the board, on paper, as little cards, or even on screen, we often get learners to rank things from 1 to 10 in order of preference or importance, like:
- Holiday destinations
- Restaurants in the local area
- Personal qualities in a best friend
- Ingredients for success (see example here)
- Goals for a language course (see First lessons with adults or teens)
Ranking is often chosen as a way to engage learners in a topic or personalise a lexical set. But beyond that, it’s a great for critical thinking.
A ‘priorities diamond’ is a simple graphic organiser that takes ranking to the next level. I’ve used it several times, even in training…
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