This is a lesson for Elementary students.
Step 1. reading and Listening
Mind mapping is a very important learning tool for visual learners . This mind map has been created with Exam Time , which is very easy to use and embeddable , a feature I always appreciate.
There are some steps previous to this mind mapping we wrote on the board, essentially reading and listening about this issue . Form these listenings and readings we gathered and sorted vocabulary that was, then, written on the board.
Step 2. Mind Mapping
What you see below is a nice way of displaying what was written on the board of the classroom with the help of my students.
Step 3. Speaking
For this activity , instead of the typical photocopy with the list of questions to talk about , I have put students in groups of three or four and given each group a set of cards , which they had to place face down on the table. Students in turns pick up a card and talk for as much as they can about the given question. At this point I give my students the usual talk about how important it is now, to “show off.”
This is a snapshot of the cards. Click here if you want to print them.