Recently I was asked for a list of my favorite structured language practice activities. There are so many that it was hard to choose just a few. I began to compile a list of these tried and true old favorites and I thought I would share them here with you. Each Tuesday for a while I will post a couple of fun activities to promote language practices. Many you will recognize or remember and hopefully you will find one or two to use with your class! I would love to hear what some of your favorites are!
1. Students walk around a predetermined area.
2. The teacher calls, “Socialize, Socialize!”
3. Students quickly find a partner and take turns practicing language frame with the taught vocabulary.
4. After both partners practice, the teacher signal students to walk around again until she calls, “Socialize, Socialize!” again.
Lines of Communication
1. Students stand in two rows facing each other. Name a line A and a line B.
2. Students in Line A use the designated prompt to their partner in Line B. Line B students respond with the sentence frame reply.
3. Once students have responded, the student at the end of Line A moves down the outside of line A and Line A shifts down so new partners are created. (Line B doesn’t move.)