With this PDF download, you get 9 pages (plus a blank lined page), packed with useful stuff. This lesson never fails to motivate and really help learners gain confidence and control over the Simple Past.
How to use this lesson:
Start with a discussion in pairs about each student's weekend. To add excitement to a what might have been a dull weekend, ask students to make use of "Weekend Hyperbole." Next, teach the "Ted is Dead" past tense pronunciation rule. Then, play the "I had a dream" driving game, introducing negation. Finally, play "Puppy Killers" getting students to develop and compare alibis. After, test your students with two comic strip stories designed to elicit exactly the the kinds of structures student learned in the previous lessons. Since there are two comic stories, you can use one to practice and the other as for the test that counts.
With this PDF, you get a handy list of past tense verbs (arranged in a way that makes sense), Weekend Hyperbole, a grammar lesson with charts, the Puppy Killers speaking activity, the Ted is Dead pronunciation lesson, and two original comic strip retell stories for testing. Thrown in as a bonus is a blank Create Your Own Comic Strip activity and a blank page for notes or composition.
***Note that I have have shared an evaluation grid for pronunciation accuracy that works well with the Miami and New York trip speaking task. Import it to your CF profile here: http://correctivefeedback.com/teachers_after_login.php#sharing_wall . Create an account and simply import the grid for your own courses and groups. Get your students to record themselves using the submission screen or some other MP3 recorder.