September 3, 2013

Favorite Structured Language Practice Activitie

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!

Echo Writing
1.   Students work in partners.  Partner A formulates a language pattern using taught grammatical forms and focus vocabulary. 
2.   Partner B repeats the sentence(s).
3.  Both partners write the sentences.
4.  Partner Bs turn to formulate a language pattern using taught grammatical forms and focus vocabulary.
5.   Both partners write the sentences.
6.  Switch partners
7.   Language practice continues until teacher signals to stop.

1.   Students make four “appointments” with different students for each time slot: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 and record on a paper clock for reference.
2.   Teacher tells students, “Meet with your 3:00 appointment!” Students find the student in their 3:00 time slot and practice taught language forms and patterns.

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