Quick fire questions that can be adapted - this is suitable as is, for Year 7s who have done some work on the topic of school. \nVery engaging and stimulating, excellent for promoting speaking and thinking skills.\nSet up to play, right click on mouse to freeze and offer a student the question / they can work in pairs and think about how to give the best answer
This is a blog post suggesting the use of a listening game (sound ball) to improve the discussion and debating skills of students and increase the frequency of student contributions in class. The post explains how the game (recommended by musician and music teacher Huw Lloyd in the context of music) could be incorporated into a 3 part Psychology lesson and discusses how to get the most out of this simple game.
This resource aims to develop reading and listening skills in pupils. The presentation includes a number of activities to get pupils thinking about the meanings of words; the 38 games cover three different aspects of vocabulary that commonly challenge pupils in reading and listening exams: negatives, geographical words and words within words.
This can be used in any language (or subject!).
Type your clues into the ‘Clue’ boxes.
Pupils work in two teams (red and blue) and their objective is to get 4 (or 3, if you prefer) of their coloured rectangles in a row for a point. This can be vertically, horizontally or diagonally. I allow 5 in a row to count as 2 points.
In presentation mode, click on the relevant coloured circle to change the colour of the rectangle.
This can be used for any language.
The example in the PowerPoint is in English, so it can be easily adapted to your needs.
Pupils work in pairs to produce a paragraph on any given topic.
They take it in turns to roll the dice. The phrase corresponding to their number is the one they have to use. When they’ve completed it, they could then learn it.
Good practice for learning to learn! They must also check that the phrase makes sense. If it doesn’t (incorrect tense, etc.), they must roll again.
Another idea is for pupils to translate their finished paragraph.
End your lessons with a bang !
Use this game as a plenary activity. This can be used for any subject and any year. E.g. MFL – translation of vocabulary
Maths – answers to sums. History – dates, facts
I personally have used it for pupils to translate vocabulary covered in a topic, scaffolding questions, starting with single words and then building up to more complex sentences.
How to run the activity:
Split the class into two groups or more.
Teacher asks a question to each group.
Teacher selects by hands up (or miniwhiteboards, or team discussion).
Teacher selects a pupil to give the answer.
If the answer is correct – pupil can choose a mine.
If there's a coin under the bomb - one point for your team
If there's an explosion under the bomb - lose one point
If there's a super bomb - the rubber duck of the evil clown - lose 2 points.
The team with the most points wins!
Below are a series of guidelines that show you how to make engaging, interactive and re-usable worksheets for your classes. The guidelines include instructions and screenshots so that you should be able to make your own sheets in minutes.
Once complete, they can be used as a whole class on the whiteboard or on individual students’ computers in class or at home. These worksheets require no printing and give instant feedback to students so they can see what’s going well and where they need to recheck an answer.
I’ve attached a couple of complete worked through examples that I have successfully used with my classes for your use, reference and adaptation. The second example, "Spanish opinions", is very easily adaptable for your purposes. There are clear instructions on how to best adapt this on pages 6 and 7. Enjoy and happy learning.
In this premium resource, you are getting two great ready-made, easily adaptable activities in addition to the instructions of how to make many more of your own. The resources supplied are in for use with Spanish classes, but, as you will see, could be adapted to any subject area