June 17, 2013

Favorite Structured Language Practice Activities!

Hi everyone,
Recently I was asked for a list of my favorite structured language practice activities.  There are so many that it was hard to choose just a few.  I began to compile a list of these tried and true old favorites and I thought I would share them here with you.  Each Tuesday for a while I will post a couple of fun activities to promote language practices.  Many you will recognize or remember and hopefully you will find one or two to use with your class!  I would love to hear what some of your favorites are!
Happy Teaching!

Describing what is in the Mystery Bag
1.   Player pulls a picture/object randomly out of a bag.
2.   Player views the picture or object privately.
3.  The remaining students use the practice question language form to question the student about their object.
4.  The player responds using the taught describing sentence structures.
5.   Students guess what the player is describing.

Jumbled Sentences/Paragraph
1.   Students work in partners to create a sentence (or paragraph) following a language function and using taught grammatical forms.
2.   The group cuts up sentence(s).
3.  The bags are passed to another group for reconstruction.
4.  Students read the reconstructed sentences to the original group.

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