Sunday, January 20, 2013
Activity 18- Caption Me!
Language skill: writing
Device needed: a cellphone or a tablet
Number of devices needed: one per student
Explain that students can use an image from their photo library or they can use the camera in their devices to take a picture and then use it. The objective is that they look at their classmates` images and get inspired to write down a caption for it. After everyone has selected the image they want to use, allow them 10 minutes to mingle around and look at the images and write down the captions on their notebooks or digital notepads. Then, have students show their image to the whole group and elicit the captions they have created.
Examples of captions for the picture above (all coming from the little baby on the right):
" Oh god, give me patience!"
" Don`t stop the massage , it`s sooo relaxing..."
" maybe if I keep my eyes closed I am going to keep everyone away from me."
a) Tell students to write down captions for 3 pictures only
b) Instead of using an image from their photo library they use the internet and search for a celebrity picture
c) Suggest that students use a funny picture, creative and interesting captions may come more easily
Source: Vinicius Lemos
Picture credits: Flickr (@beyondrandom)