My Ideal Mate

Begin the discussion by introducing the topic and brainstorming some personal qualities on the board: intelligent, has sense of humor, etc. Then pose the question of who students’ ideal mates are. Model a response as necessary: “My ideal mate is someone who is intelligent and caring and successful in his or her career…”

Have students get into groups and record each other’s ideas about ideal mates. This leads to practice of terms for personal qualities and some stimulating conversation in addition to critical thinking as students weigh the qualities of what makes an ideal mate.