As a warm up today I passed out playing cards to my 34 5th graders (face down on desk). I had them place the cards on their foreheads without looking. I cautioned them that they were NOT to indicate (with words or gestures) what the cards were to their neighbours, that this wass a serious […]
This is an easy but fun lesson to practice geography, question making and language skills. 1. Choose one student who comes to the front of the class. 2. The student writes in big letters on a piece of paper with marker, a country or place in the world. 3. Students have 10 guesses/questions and after […]
This is a great game that is easy to start/finish. 1. Get students in small groups. 2. Select 3 categories. Ex. Food / Country / Verb 3. Select a letter from the alphabet. Ex. G 4. Students have to write down a word beginning with that letter for each category. First to finish and […]
This is a standard game and can be played to practice a variety of language forms (or just for fun!). I use it to practice the difficult “have/has been …” present perfect tense. Put the forms on the board. The …….(s) has / have been ………….. 1. One student is elected and asked to […]
A good game for large classes and for reviewing vocabulary lessons. 1. Prepare a list of review vocabulary words. 2. Write each word on two small pieces of paper. That means writing the word twice, once on each paper. 3. Organize the pieces like bundles, 2 bundles, 2 sets of identical words. 4. Divide the […]
This activity is used as a “getting to know you”, icebreaker on the first day of class. 1. Teacher takes the toilet paper roll and takes several squares of toilet paper, then hands the roll of toilet paper to a student. The teacher tells the student to take some, more than three. 2. After everybody […]
This is a great game to play with large classes Ideal if you are in Korea. Make teams according to rows. Tell each row to make a paper fish. You place each fish between the rows. They should all be at the back facing the front. They should also be in the same position. Using […]
The Feather Game Make a prop (for this one I used a paper feather) and have Ss pass it around while the T closes their eyes and counts down from 20. Then the T must find the feather with CCQs: Who, Where, Does, Do? – attributed to Nelson Beard.
This is a cool game to play with students or on your own. It helps develop language awareness – a great skill for a developing language learner. Play each audio sentence. Guess what the language is! All the sentences are from Article 1 of the Declaration of Human Rights. Article 1. All human beings are […]
I used to play a game called Sentence Auction. Print up money from your home country and give each group of students the same ammount of money. I used to do $1000 in $10 and $20 bills. Then write a bunch of sentences on the board. Some will be correct, some will contain errors. The […]
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