I use this with small groups of students to target (regular and irregular) verb tenses, parts of speech, expanding sentences, formulating questions, answering wh questions, you name it!
I typically sort the cards into colors (parts of the sentence) and have each student hold one pile. The students can either flip one over randomly (funny sentences), or look at some and pick the best one (logical sentences). We then make a grammatically correct sentence, changing the verb tense to match and filling in articles, using the words on the cards. For example, the cards "dog", "fall", "in the lake", "yesterday" would be "The dog fell in the lake yesterday." After this point, you can add adjectives to the sentences, add reasons to the sentence, ask and answer wh questions about the sentence, whatever you want to do!
There are 12: subject cards, verb cards, location cards, and time cards.
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