Overview: Students usually enjoy this grammar version of tic-tac-toe. In pairs, students say and write irregular past participles that use avoir as the helping verb.
Objective: Describe past action by conjugating verbs with irregular past participles in the passé composé by playing a grammar game with a partner.
Estimated Time: 30 minutes (with instructions, completion, and wrap-up)
Suggested Teaching Sequence
1. After teaching the passé composé of verbs with irregular participles, put students in pairs or tell them to find a partner.
2. With their partners, the students should take turns choosing boxes. The student who begins must read the sentence in the box to the other student and complete it with the correct irregular past participle by writing it in the blank. If the student is correct, the student gets to then mark an "X" or "O." If the student is incorrect he or she misses a turn.
3. If desired, the teacher can call on students to read the sentences back in the whole class setting.
Students tend to regulate each other by checking their notes, but you may wish to have them complete the game and then verify afterwards if cheating is a concern.
A larger version could be projected on a screen to adapt the activity into a group game.
Four game grids are included, although I only assign the first three for the game in case their is a tie after the second game. The final grid can be assigned for homework.
You could easily change the sentences to match your vocabulary or unit.
Printing: Easily printable 4 game worksheet. Print the document double-sided, then cut each sheet in half (2 student copies per page).