This is the third in a series of four articles which will explore how to integrate a task-based approach into a typical textbook to maximise learning opportunities for your learners and to save teacher preparation time.
This project is something out of the ordinary for BritLit as it supports a major piece of performance poetry. The materials here have been designed to support a series of workshops and performances of ‘Chinese Whispers' by Francesca Beard, one of the UK's leading performance poets.
I am an English trainer at Whitefield Academy, and I tried one activity which became an exercise for fluency. I have ten students in each class so I make students, taking it in turns, be a "Celebrity": an actor, sportsperson, a singer etc..