Ideas for English Lessons

Parable

Subject: Storytelling

 

Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening

Level: Elementary

Recommended Age: 16+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players

Time: 20-25 minutes

Place: Classroom

Equipment: A black- or whiteboard

Materials: A piece of chalk or a marker

Preliminary Preparation (7-10 minutes). First choose a short parable, according to the level of your students. Next, highlight one key word in each sentence.

Immediate Preparation (5-10 minutes).

1. On the board, write the key words in chronological order.

2. Invite each player to restore the parable in their notebook, respecting the chronology and using one given word in each sentence. Allow the students a reasonable amount of time for completing this task. While they are writing, circulate, monitor and assist, if necessary.

How to Play. When everyone has finished, bring the class to order. Next invite the players to take it in turns reading aloud their essays. After their finishing, you read aloud the original. The winner is the student, whose parable is the closest to the original. If necessary, you can invite the players to vote.