May 7, 2012 by Kara
The time is near to start reviewing all of the wonderful lessons we have covered! I have several parts to the final, including an interpersonal speaking assessment. Generally students are the most nervous for this part, so I like to give them plenty of practice to calm their nerves. Here are two modified games to practice speaking.
In small groups (3-5) they play JENGA using the standard rules. The only change is that every block has a number. They also have a paper numbered 1-54 with vocabulary or phrases. Since JENGA has 54 tiles, I find it works best for review.
I don’t want them translating, so I ask them to say three phrases about whichever one they pull. So if a student pulls out block 7 (the beach), then they could say “my favorite is Daytona, there is sand, I wear a bathing suit, it’s hot, I like to snorkel there (in target language). It helps to remind them of “who, what, where, when, why, how, etc.”
You can do a similar activity with UNO by assigning a word to the numbers. There are less numbers so this works better to practice new vocabulary. If they can’t do it, they could draw four cards.
I hope these will add some excitement to your reviews lessons this year!
Any other review games that they love??