Activity

Airplane Crash

A simple story-based activity that engages students' creativity. It focuses on the use of "because" as a conjunction.

I thoroughly appreciated the premise of the original activity "Hawaiian Plane Crash" but found it slightly outdated for my use. This activity is a slight modification of the original with an addition of a PowerPoint to better illustrate the story.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Initiate the PowerPoint presentation and narrate the story.

  • On the example slide (Slide 8), try to illicit the answers from the students.

  • Hand out the worksheet. This activity can be for individuals, pairs or teams.

  • Instruct students to first discuss WHAT items to take with them before writing WHY they should take them.

TIPS

  • It is recommended that dictionaries be provided to the students.

  • Award any student who can come up with any good reason for taking the Bowling Ball with them.

Files:
Small files
  • Airplane Crash.docx (505 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • Airplane Crash.pptx (5.27 MB)
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    Submitted by onaka September 2, 2022 Estimated time: 30 minutes
    Inspired by Hawaiian Plane Crash
    1. UonumaRobert September 2, 2022

      Cool. The intro story is really well made.

    2. onaka September 7, 2022

      @UonumaRobert
      Thank you, kind sir.

    3. sbeecee October 17, 2022

      This activity works great for all three high school grades. I've found that students sometimes finish quicker, so I play a game with them where they have to guess which items I'm bringing to the island. The catch is I give them 3 hints to describe the item and they work in groups of 4 to try to guess the item. Classes love the competition and there are always a few students who seem to know every item!

    4. onaka February 7, 2023

      @sbeecee
      What a wonderful idea!

    5. klstoujour May 17, 2024

      LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

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