Following an #IATEFL session by Deborah Bullock on self-assessment with teens, I decided to do something similar with our regular “no French Friday”.
Earlier in the week the class decided on marking criteria for this speaking lesson;
After writing up and giving out the marksheets so the pupils had to assess themselves and the other members of their group, we set to work.
They had 40 minutes to build the tallest, freestanding structure possible using a packet of spaghetti and a packet of marshmallows.
The majority of the class really enjoyed the lesson.
If you try it remember to take in something to wipe down the tables afterwards – it can get quite sticky!