October 29, 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!



Stay and Stray
1.   Divide the class into groups.
2.   Pick interesting subjects for the groups to speak about.
3.  Post sentence frames for prompts and replies you want students to practice.
4.  Students practice the language frames in their group.
5.   One or more members of the groups move to other groups and practice and share the language.

Read Aloud/Think Aloud
1.   Divide the class into groups.
2.   Readers read a section of text or passage out loud to their group.
3.  Read then thinks aloud about the contents of that section.
4.  The group members use strong questioning strategies to ask the reader questions about the passage.

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.

October 15, 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!




Whip Around
1.   Pick an interesting subject for group to speak about.
2.   Post sentence frames for prompts and replies you want students to practice.
3.  Students go around each contributing a prompt or reply that contributes to the topic discussion.
Write, Quiz, Trade
1.   Students write a question and answer on a sticky note.
2.   Students mingle through room to find a partner. 
3.  Each person takes a turn asking his/her question and answering their partners.
4.  When complete, partners trade sticky notes and move to find a new partner.



October 10, 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!
Lori

Interview
1.  Students create interview questions and responses with a partner.  The partnership chooses a job and then creates questions and responses using taught language frames and vocabulary.
2.   Partner Bs then rotate through the other groups
3.  By using the interview responses Partner B is interviewed by the “new” partner A.
4.  Partner B responds by using the provided responses for the job interview.

Inside/Outside Circle
1.   Divide students into two groups.
2.   One group forms a circle and turns around to face to the outside.
3.  The other group of students forms an outside circle by facing a peer from the inside circle.
4.  The teacher provides the language prompts, replies and vocabulary.
5.   The teacher stands in the center to observe student prompts and replies.
6.  After allowing time for practicing the taught language, the teacher has the students in the outside circle move one or more peers to their right or left.
7.   Practice continues with a new partner.



October 7, 2013

Have you heard of Grammaroplois?

Hi everyone!

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October 1, 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!




Structured Role Play
1.   Create environment for students to practice language:
·       Giving or taking orders in a Restaurant
·       Giving directions to someone
·       Taking a phone message
·       Making an appointment at a Doctor’s office
·       Giving a class presentation
·       Checking in at a Doctor’s office
·       Introductions at school
·       Random encounters with friends and/or strangers
·       Conflict resolution at school


News Anchor Person
1.  Students create news stories with a partner using taught language frames and vocabulary.
2.  Students present their news stories to the class.