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Included is a (slightly lop-sided crossword puzzle, a writing activity where students write about themselves and someone of the opposite gender to practice adjective agreement, a describing pop celebrities Power Point, and a guided notes of the conjugations of "to be" and "to have"
The pictures for speaking I use at the start of class. The bell rings and the timer starts. Each student is given the opportunity to say something about the picture- complete the guided statement or invent something relevant. I keep track of the participation and make it a test grade after 10 pictures are completed (10 checks = 50/50). I ensure everyone has a chance to participate before I let a student speak again. I usually wait until there is one minute left before I call on repeat participants. If a student is late without a pass or absent, he/she must come after school and say 5 things about the picture in order to make it up. It's a great way to promote speaking and reduce stress during the midterm and final exam speaking components. It's also a great motivator to get students to class ON TIME!