A simple story-based activity that engages students' creativity. It focuses on the use of "because" as a conjunction.
Submitted by onaka
September 2, 2022
Inspired by: Hawaiian Plane Crash
Inspired: Jungle Survivors - Because/Why Activity
Estimated time: 30 minutes
I thoroughly appreciated the premise of the original activity "Hawaiian Plane Crash" but found it slightly outdated for my use.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.
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.
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.
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Cool. The intro story is really well made.
Thank you, kind sir.
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!
What a wonderful idea!