August 27, 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!

A/B Partners
1.   Each student has a card with either an A or B written on it.
2.   Signal so that students with the As find a B, and Bs find an A.
3.  As prompt their partner with the language prompt or questions
4.  Bs respond with the language reply.
5.   Students switch cards with the same partner find a new partner.

 “Switch It”
Use this activity after teaching a grammatical form. 
1.   Students write a response to a language prompt or question.
2.   Students find a partner and take turns reading their written reply.
3.  After reading, students switch papers and find a new partner. (Remember perfect practice, not a race.
4.  Language practice continues until teacher calls stop!

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