Using Would You Rather Questions with English Language Learners

Using Would You Rather Questions with English Language Learners

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Using Would You Rather Questions with English Language Learners

Would You Rather Questions are fun ways for students to practice speaking and writing. Here are some ideas for using them with your English Language Learners.

Speaking Warm Up

When meeting with a small group of students read a Would You Rather Question. Each student answers the question.  Students can then tell why, which allows for practice giving details and speaking about a topic. If you have low level ELLs you can have take their turn after a few other students have spoken, providing them with additional thinking time and peer modeling of how to format their response. If you are pressed for time simply have them give their preference.

Speaking Practice with a Partner

Students can take turns reading and answers Would You Rather Questions. Model using details to tell why choose a particular choice. This is a fun way to quickly set up a structured speaking activity.

Play a game

With a partner or in a small group students can answer a Would You Rather Question then roll a dice to move around a game board. This is a fun way for English Language Learners to practice their speaking skills.

Opinion Writing

Use a Would You Rather Question as a writing prompt as part of an opinion writing unit. You can use a graphic organizer to help students organize their ideas and expand on their initial ideas.


Here are some premade Would You Rather Task Cards to use with your students. I have included a free set to get you started.

 

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