Monday, June 19, 2017

"-er Nouns" for Relative clauses

(TESOL Worksheets--Relative Clauses, Vocabulary, Nouns)

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I used these cards for 3 activities.

Activity 1: A standard "grab the card" game.  The cards are cut up and one set is given to each pair of students.  The cards are spread out on the ground, and the students sit opposite each other.  I describe each card using a relative who clause.  (e.g. This is someone who has to make music with their voice.)  The first student in the pair to grab the correct card gets to keep it.  At the end of the game, the person with the most cards is the winner.

Activity 2:  The class is divided into two teams.  Two people from each team come up to the front of the board.  One of the team members is given a card.   They have to describe it to their teammate, who has to write the correct word on the board.  The person describing has to use a relative clause, cannot say the word on the card, and can not say related words.  (e.g. If the word is "singer" they can't say "sing" ).
If their partner can write the correct word on the board, they get a point.
After each word, I do delayed correction on any grammar mistakes that were made in the relative clause.  Then the next pair of students come to the board.

Activity 3:  The students are put into groups of 3.  The "grab the card" game is repeated from activity one, except this time the students describe the card.  One student will describe the card, and the other two students will compete to grab the card first.  Then once all the cards have been grabbed, the roles change, and the students play again.

In my own classes, I used these cards to Supplement English World 5 unit 6.  That unit had both a page on relative clauses, and a page on nouns ending with "-er".  So this activity functioned as both a review of the "-er" noun vocabulary and the relative clause grammar.  And the selection of "-er" nouns reflect what was used in the English World 5 textbook.

However, I believe this activity can also stand on its own.






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