Today's Blog: World Peanut Butter Fudge Day...Seriously!

So Thursday the 20th of November was Peanut Butter Fudge day - a celebration of the humble confectionary whose global significance apparently otherwise goes unacknowledged in our daily lives. You think of it - and there's an international day for it (earlier in the week it was International Toilet Day). So what's this got to do with the English classroom? It provides interesting fodder for students to practise their summarisation skills. Students can read all about different international days here: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/peanut-butter-fudge-day/. After they've spent some time looking at this, we might give a task such as: In three paragraphs summarise - silly international days, worthwhile international days and your own recommendation for international days. To add an extra grammatical layer on the task, we might say - You need to use a range of comparative and superlative adjectives (such as most, more, better, greatest, silliest, newest). For weaker students we could scaffold them with these phrases:

Did you know there is a....?

Yep, that's right, it's a celebration of....

And there's more where that came from. There's also International...day, and...and...and....

Perhaps the silliest one is....while one of the most worthwhile is...but my personal favourite has to be....

Are all of these 'international days' stupid? I tend to think that....

My own recommendation for a new international day is...

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