Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Fun They Had

Starting next week I will have "speeches" in all my classes - year 7, 8 and 9. It's always great to be in smaller groups (of 5-6 people), have speeches and let the students give each other feedback (two stars and a wish). This time, the speech should be about a "favorite thing/person/place" and last for about 4-5 minutes. While the small groups listen to each others' speeches, the rest of the class (in the 8th and 9th grades) will get to read "The Fun They Had", the classic short story by Isaac Asimov. They will get some post-reading questions and will also be able to listen to the story . The story has always been a favorite of mine, ever since a friend sent it to me from the U.S.A. The story always gives rise to good discussions about where the world is going and how the school system is changing. Thumbs up for Asimov's story!

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