This is a fun activity that can take as little or as much time as you want it to. Students will grab a cup and move the words around in order to find meaning.
How could you use this?
After sentences are constructed, students can put them in chronological order to:
- retell a story you have been reading.
- remember a past Persona Especial.
- retell a cultural event.
- review a previous One Word Image event.
Students could also use the sentences to:
- create their own story using the language you have provided.
- perform a skit.
- draw a picture to prove understanding.
- to create a comic.
1. Create some target language sentences. Each sentence should be typed in a different font or printed on different colored paper. You think those tiny pieces of paper won’t get mixed-up? COME oooooooon.
2. Cut-up sentences and place them in numbered cups.
3. Give each pair of students a sheet of paper with the same number of lines as cups/sentences. “Los números de los vasos corresponden a las líneas en los papeles. ¡Miren! ¿Ven?”
4. Students grab a cup, order the words for meaning, ask questions if needed, write the sentences on their papers, and get a new cup when they finish.
5. The teacher may add extra words that aren’t needed for a challenge, but life is already really hard.
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This is truly an engaging activity. I have done this activity using ziplok bags instead of cups and the words are numbered on the back according to the number of the ziplock bag.
I’ve done the same! Thanks for commenting, Maria!
This is SO fun!!!
YAY! You must have done it before! Thanks for the backup!