I LOVED the video shared in this weeks learning path which told the story of a Brazilian teacher who gave an assignment for students ages 8-13 to find spelling and grammar mistakes in celebrities tweets.
If you haven’t watched the video yet, you can find it here.
I love activites like this where the students are so engaged while taking part in an authentic task. The students are challenged to pick up on errors in tweets, challenging their knowledge while doing something that is fun and relatable for them. By incorporating social media into this task, the teacher is providing the students with links to the real world, while still testing the learning outcomes related to their spelling and grammar abilities.