Working together: Just like me
Get your pupils working together by talking about themselves and others.
Author: Donna Shaw
To exchange personal information with a partner
To find similarities
A copy of Just like me! A for half of the class
A copy of Just like me! B for the other half of the class
Language / skills focus
Personal information, likes and dislikes, abilities, routines and habits
- Teach the class the expression Just like me!. Drill it several times.
Practise the expression by saying a true sentence for you. For example, I live in (Madrid). If the sentence is also true for the children they should say Just like me!. If it isn’t true, they should stay silent. Repeat with different true statements.
- Organise the class into pairs. Hand out a copy of Just like me! A to one child in each pair and a copy of Just like me! B to the other child. The children work on their own to complete the sentences.
- Ask the pairs to sit facing each other (knee to knee). The children take turns to read out a sentence. The child who is listening should say Just like me! if the sentence is also true for him/her. If the sentence isn’t true he/she should stay silent.
- [Option] Instead of staying silent, more confident children can respond by giving true information about themselves, eg I haven’t got brown eyes. I’ve got green eyes.