Margit showed me some of the amazing imagination worksheets her students had done.
I’m always amazed at how differently young kids do these. (And it’s also one reason I wasn’t happy with the teachers yesterday, because they just went “meh” when they saw them!)
Anyway we got talking about extensive reading, and how we really need extensive listening as well. Then it goes into how much budget and time we’d have to set aside for such a huge project – you’d need hundreds of them and they’d all need to be really good!
Extensive Listening Materials
But then it hit us….. why not do Imagination Stories… where the kids write their own stories just like they have done with the one page worksheets so far! They’d come up with way better ideas than any adult could, and almost by definition it would be controlled English level!
So I set Margit’s kids a challenge, do me a four frame cartoon titled “The bad apple” or “The hungry umbrella” (yeah, I could have done better with the titles!) but just look what they came up with!
Well done kids, they’re fantastic! Plus Margit said it’s the most peace and quiet she’s had all summer holidays! So let’s brain storm some title suggestions in the comments and let’s get these made and shared! This could be huge!!