Students repeat sentences, filling in the blank as they try to "match" the teacher response. Put one sentence at a time on the board or show on an interactive whiteboard. Say the sentence and have your class repeat it after you, leaving out the “blank” word. Next, tell them to write down a word to fill in the blank. Tell them to try to put down a word that they think you, the teacher, would use. They will score one point if they match your answer. When you and all students have written down a word, have each student quickly say the sentence with his or her word choice. Be sure students say the entire sentence and not just their word choice. Encourage them to use expression. When all students have repeated the sentence, you say: “The teacher says. . .” and repeat the entire sentence with your word choice. Then say: “Raise your hand if you wrote the same word.” Write the students’ names on the board and keep a tally of the score.
Verbs covered in this exercise: dragged, kicked, cried, shouted, robbed, snowed, needed, worked, refused, helped, handed, wanted, lived, loaned, washed, planted, played, invited, added, watched, chopped.
After the oral game, give students the worksheet to do. A rules sheet is also included which explains how we know which pronunciation to use for -ed.
“Yikes!” shouted the boy as he fell off the __.(a thing)
She refused to eat _____. (a vegetable)
Subject: ELA, ESL
Level: ELA 2nd – 3rd, Intermediate ESL 2nd – 9th
Time: About 30 minutes –depends on class size (# of times sentences are repeated)
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