A Plane Journey of Learning:
These cards can be used independently as starters and plenaries, or if you are feeling in a more creative mood why not theme a whole lesson along the lines of an airplane journey, with you as the steward.
Cards (Click Here for boarding card and Here for departure cards) & glue to stick them in their books
As the pupils enter the class hook them in by acting the part of the steward, 'welcome to flight …'
(what every subject and session in the day eg RSFRI2,) as you hand out the boarding cards, they can only be seated when they have filled out the boarding cards and they are checked by you.
If you are going to theme your lesson around a plane journey here are a few ideas
- Create passports for person you are studying or
- Using paper plate create a meal of learning, could be key words, facts, a large spinning top that the pupils write quiz questions on or just for fun write the notes for the lesson on a plate.
- For geography or any topic that needs a bird’s eye view of an environment or topic, create it through the eyes of the passenger looking down on the scene from the plane, then they can create an overview (mind map, drawing and labeling it, writing a dialogue with the passenger next to them).
As the lesson progresses you can use your role playing skills for mini plenaries, for example a buffet cart of questions for rewards (stickers of merits ) or come and visit the pilot for on the spot questioning.
As the lesson comes to an end you hand out the departure cards which they have to fill in showing what they have learnt and stick in their books before they leave.
You can have extension tasks where the more able are in charge of the departure cards, they have to hand them out and question the other pupils answers.
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Labels: AfL, plenary, starter