BINGO! as a springboard to writing

This is my attempt at legitimizing a fun activity (BINGO) that doesn’t actually help students learn language. BINGO works well for review, as a P.A.T. option, or for a sub plan activity… but language acquisition? The value is about ZERO. Before you play BINGO There are three things that you’ll need to do before class…

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Write, Draw, Pass extension

Why I didn’t think of this before, I’ll never know…but I realized this week while playing Write, Draw, Pass with my students that I can get lots of reps and stories out of what they’ve written–duh! I tell students to write simple, amusing, short sentences. This means that I end up with a lot of…

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Trading Up

This game will take you two days to play. It is designed to practice the structures “I/you have” and “is worth more than”. Day One – Explain rules and give out paperclips: Give each student a paper clip (or some other small, meaningless object). Tell them that their homework is to “Trade Up”. They need…

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Write Draw Pass activity for class

I first played Write, Draw, Pass at our Bible Study end of the year party, and it quickly became one of my favorite party games! At a recent PD class, my colleague Ashley VanHemert pointed out how perfect it is to use as the starting point for communicative input in language classes! Ashley first made…

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