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Fun Activity For ELLs – Choose The MOST Correct Caption


I suggested an activity to my student teacher today that I’ve done before, but I don’t believe I’ve shared about here.  She ran with it and it went very well.

It’s simple – creating a slideshow with images reinforcing vocabulary (this week, we’re studying jobs and careers) and listing three different captions underneath each image.  Depending on the English proficiency level of the students, you can complicate the captioning.  For example, in the one above, both two and three are correct, but three has more details so is more correct.

I usually have students in small groups with whiteboards and we turn it into a fun game.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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