Hey guys! This activity was a huge hit with my kids and I'd figured I'd upload it here for you guys.
My JTE asked me to make an activity centering around the "which" grammar point, and so this little tournament poll was born!
First, I provide a script for the kids:
"Which Anime Character is the best, ___________ or ___________?"
"I think _____________ is the best."
"Oh, thank you!"
The kids should ask three people per bracket and fill in the circle of the winner. (So, if Naruto got two votes and Goku got one, Naruto would have two filled circles and Goku would have one.) Then they move the winning character down to the next bracket, ask three new people, and so on until they have a winner.
Then, at the end of the activity, I collect all the papers and add up the winning characters, adding suspense and dramatic pauses. The kids love rooting for their favorite characters.
I like this activity because it centers mostly around talking and practicing that grammar point. The students are encouraged to break from their usual friend group and ask new people. Plus, you can add new characters or change the subject to whatever you like. It's very flexible.
I made this for my 1st year JHS students, but I can see it being used for upper elementary as well.
I uploaded a Word version and a pdf version; I use a mac so I'm not sure how the formatting will change when I export it in word.