Well-designed activities can play an important part in consolidating newly-taught concepts. Here, Chloe, Dylan, and Justin are playing a game where they take turns rolling a die, moving a game piece across a board bearing pictures of actions, and then draw a card on which a subject is written. In order to successfully complete the game, after every move, each student has to form a sentence using the subject and action they’ve rolled and drawn and recite it aloud.
Above, you can see the die in midair – Chloe’s just rolled. Below, Chloe is making her move, Justin is preserving his piece’s position on the board, and Dylan is deep in thought, weighing the possible combinations of actions+subjects that could arise on his next turn.
After the game’s finished, we switch gears from grammar to reading comprehension. Below, the gang is putting the finishing touches on their answers, written in complete sentence form, to the comprehension questions that we crafted for this lesson’s reading.