Great strategy for multi-level English classes

kids performing in skit for multi-level English class
02 Apr Shelley Vernon 1 Comment

How do you keep your best students from getting bored without leaving the others behind?

 

Have you got some super bright students who are ahead of the others? Or perhaps you have a student who speaks English at home? While you can't pitch your English class to these students, you shouldn't just ignore them, because they already know the lesson.

 

Here is a perfect tool in a multi-level class. It improves speaking fluency and confidence, and bonds pupils in all classrooms.

 

This is a gift of a simple play skit. Use it with 2 to 15 children. If you have more than 15 kids in your class, please divide them into smaller groups and head each group one of your best students as the team leader.

 

Download your free play skit here

 

Dana Perez, Jilin, China says:

 

"It was a favorite of the school, especially when new students entered the class. It was inclusive, non-competitive and the students who knew the lines modeled them before the new students had their turns. And they all vied for a chance to be the driver."

 

Here you may download a free play script for beginners. This script is very simple and repetitive. Give the best student the role of the bus driver. Add extra lines for all the students who can cope with more, and keep the basic script for the bulk of the class.

 

Adapt it to the level you need! If you need help with that, please see the comments just below this blog. Ask me any questions there, or email me!

 

I'll be glad to help.

 

I hope you enjoy the free play! I'm here to help if you need me.

 

All the best

Shelley Ann Vernon

Keywords: skit, play, drama, theatre, role play, role-play

1 Comments

To make the skit harder for students with more English, add adjectives, adverbs, interjections and extra phrases. For example, "Oh come on! You are so slow, we are never going to get to school on time." Or: "What a loser! How could you forget your bag? You bring it to school every day!" The language you could add to this skit is unlimited. I will help you if you are stuck. Just ask! In fact it's much harder to write a very simple skit, that is still interesting, than one with more complicated language.

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