Split headlines is a classroom strategy that develops speaking, listening and reading skills. Here is how it works:
You will need to prepare a set of sentences which are ‘split’ in half. These sentences should be from the content you have been teaching.
You could also use ‘split headlines’ to develop vocabulary knowledge by providing key vocabulary in an example sentence.
- Hand out the ‘split headlines’ to each learner.
- Learners walk around the classroom reading out their ‘split headline’ until they find their partner.
- Once everyone has found their partner, learners stand in a circle and say their ‘split headline’ with their partner.
- At this point you can check answers, and learners can ask and answer questions about the ‘split headline’ that has just been read out.