I tried a new lesson about 'Personality' with my second graders today. I assigned each group a personality type (5 in all) and through watching a video and discussion they had to come up with 3 traits and 3 jobs to go with their personality. I employed the Ss asking Ss questions strategy in order to get some group to group interaction going. However, I found that I had to write the question on the board because they had trouble remembering it. A very simple question like 'What are extroverted people like?' was not easy for most to formulate. Am I cheating as a teacher by letting the students read the question from the board?
In the activity portion of the class, the students have to fill in the blanks of a dialog with their personality type followed by the traits and jobs that they discovered. The students then, in pairs, performed the dialog in front of the class.
Overall I felt the lesson was successful with lots of opportunities for students to ask questions, and read aloud. Originally I wanted the students to memorize the dialog but there was never enough time.