October 22, 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!




Talking Chips
1.   Pass out the same number of chips to each student. 
2.   Pick an interesting subject for group to speak about.
3.  Post sentence frames for prompts and replies you want students to practice.
4.  Each time a student wants to speak, they put a chip in the middle of the table.
5.   When an individual has used up their chips, they can no longer speak.
6.  Process continues until every student has used up all chips.


Numbered Heads
1.   Divide students into teams.
2.   Give each team member a number.
3.  Pick an interesting subject for group to speak about.
4.  Post sentence frames for prompts and replies you want students to practice.
5.   Each time a student’s number is drawn the student uses the prompts or responses to respond.

4 comments:

  1. Teaching foreign languages to students should really be prioritized.

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    1. I so agree!
      Thank you for your comments, glad you are here!

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  2. It is nice to keep reminding ourselves as teachers of those activities, they can make all the change in the classroom.

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    1. You are so right! That is what teaching is all about. Thank you for stopping by!

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