In this activity, your students will be able to ask genuine questions and answer them while trying to find out information about each other.
Pre-Teach: Asking Questions
· Ask students to create 3 sentences about themselves (2 true sentences and 1 false sentence)
· Teacher demonstrates an example with his/her 3 ‘facts’
· Students ask questions to figure out the false fact (review correct question form here)
· Students create their 3 sentences about themselves
· Walk around the room helping students create correct sentences
Activity (15-20 minutes)
· Students come up, one at a time, to the front and share their facts and take questions (
· Break larger classes up into more manageable groups (of 5-10) and do the activity.
· Do an example from your life first.
· Set a timer or a set number of questions for each person's turn. (around 4-6 min each)
· Don't drag it out too long; the students will start to get restless.
- Remind the students to continue lying when their classmates ask them about the false facts.
Easter Egg Lessons
Thinking on the spot - Being able to think off the top of your head will help their creativity.
Building a community - Students often learn something new about their classmates and friends.
Lie Spotting - They will constantly be looking for clues to find the lie.
What else can you find?
Name: ______________________ Class: ___________________
PART I (a)– Write an example question you could ask from the following facts.
1. I’ve been to 11 different countries and lived in three.
2. I’ve ridden bulls in the rodeo.
3. I’ve been to North Korea.
4. I served in the military.
5. I’ve been robbed at gunpoint.
PART I (b)– Write three facts about yourself. Make them creative and choose things people probably don’t know.
Bad example: I have two sisters. (too obvious for your friends)
Good example: I’ve been to seven countries.
Good luck! Let me know how it works for you and if you have any special touches that I can try in my classes:
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