Scoot! Is a fast-paced activity where students travel from desk to desk. This activity allows students to practice or review passé composé while moving around the room. This activity was designed at a beginner level. Reflexive verbs and Être agreement has been avoided. There are 25 questions and as many “free” spaces as needed to have a task card at each desk. (If you have a class of 27, create 2 “free” spaces.)
1. Give each student a blank answer grid of 25 blocks. They will start at their own desk and answer the task card on their desk, writing the answer into the correlating block on their grid. “Free” spaces were created to give the students brain-breaks during the activity. At each free space, provide a French magazine, picture book, or other “fun” French text to allow a break.
2. Allow 1 minute for each task card. When time is up say “Scoot!” and students will move onto the next desk.
3. An answer key is provided. In the past I have photocopied that page onto an overhead transparency and revealed one block at a time. More recently, I have imported it into a flip chart and covered each block with a shape, revealing one answer at a time during peer grading. (Print the task cards, mount them on colored paper, and laminate them so they last for multiple classes. They can also be glued into the interior of a table tent with the number written on the outside.)