15-30 minutes Groups of 2 Use word lists to create sentences
Who can make the shortest sentence?
Who can make the longest sentence?
Who can make the most sentences?
Give each student a photocopy of a list of 150-300 mixed…
10-15 minutes Groups of 2-3 Review dialogs by having students dictate to each other Have groups of 3 with one ‘runner’ who relays between reader and writer
Select a dialogue/short story from the lesson
Have each student work with a…
20 minutes 41789 Students use fly swatters to hit vocab words on the board Use pictures for young students who haven’t learned the alphabet
Write vocabulary words scattered across the board
Place two chairs in front of the board with…
10-20 minutes Any Form questions and identify a person or thing
This game can be played as ‘Guess What’, in which case students are playing to identify an object, animal, etc
It is often good to start with an object…
20-40 minutes Any Answer questions and try to knock down bottles with a ball
Keep score as in real bowling
Use more bottles
Use other activities such as tossing coins in a hat, etc.
Divide class into teams
20-40 minutes Groups of 2-5 Use colored blocks to develop sentence creation skills and review N, V, & Adj
Have students make the sentences as a team
Have students make the sentences as individuals
Have the sentences tell a short…
5-10 Minutes Any number Review vocabulary words by category
Use flashcards for younger learners
Choose a category, such as animals, sports, etc.
Call out a vocabulary word that fits the theme (ie ‘cat’ for animals)
Students clap if you call…
30 minutes Groups of 2-4 Practice vocabulary through themes
Change around the categories based on level of students
Divide class into groups of 2-4 students
Each group assigns a writer
The writer makes a chart with headings such as ‘Boy’s…
10-20 minutes Any Act out emotion and verb flashcards to create crazy combinations Have students come up and mime the cards as a group to make them feel more comfortable
Prepare two sets of flashcards, half with ~ing verbs and…
5-10 minutes Any Learn and practice body parts by drawing monsters
Let students take the drawings home for coloring
Have students explain their pictures with other students
Make sure each student has a piece of paper/notebook
Ask one student a…