Hello

I started making a list myself last week and keep adding to it.

Regarding 'Line bingo and other bingo games' - if students have flashcards at the back of their books they could use those and turn them over. Then keep their cards in a plastic bag/envelope taped into the back of their textbook - for use next time!

1) Bingo

2) Guessing games (teacher chooses a card and students take turns to guess what it is. Winner can choose the next card.

3) Variation - Three chances guessing game – for video. Students can write down one object. If teacher pulls out that card they get 3 points, teacher pulls out a second card – they get 2 points if that was what they wrote, get 1 point if it is the 3rd card the teacher pulls out. Then repeat with a new word written down for ‘round two’.

4) Popcorn reading/speaking (say the sentence then ask another student to answer/say the next sentence. Stand up when speaking and stay standing. Time how long it takes to do the whole class. Write down the time. Repeat the activity. Can you get a faster time?

5) Popcorn reading – around the group./class. Students know who the next student is – go around the group/class (maybe twice)

6) Stand up and speak. Go group by group. (or whole class). All students are sitting. Stand up and say a sentence/answer the question. If two (or more) stand at the same time it is the next groups turn. How many sentences can your group say in 1 minute (or 30 seconds) before being out?

7) Rock Scissors Paper vocabulary game (against the teacher)

Board game with your puppet. Take turns. Who is the winner?

9) G5 and 6 – give a mix of letters from the ‘story’ and students to make as many words using those letters as possible. Bonus point for guessing the original word.

10) What’s your telephone number? Game. Write ten words on the board. Say the words for ‘your’ telephone number. Students write down the number on their paper. Ask them what the number is (check it). Choose a student to read the words for ‘their’ (made-up) telephone number. We are planning on doing this for Grade 4 class next week (online). We will try to use real phone numbers - schools, pizza delivery, chicken delivery etc to get them interested.

Rock, Paper, Scissors Vocabulary Ladders - Due to the 'non-partner work' I can see a way to adapt this game to have the students playing against the teacher. I hope to be able to do this with other games where possible.

This is a great activity for students to practice vocabulary. It can be played by the youngest of learners, having them speak only single words, or by older students, having them make complete sentences about the pictures.

Make two “ladders” of images of vocabulary. In pairs, students do a rock, paper, scissors contest to see who plays each turn. The student who wins must say the word represented by the picture at the bottom of the ladder. He/she can then check off that picture, or place a marker on it. Students again do a rock, paper, scissors contest to see who gets the turn to speak. The first student to climb his or her ladder and o have said all the words, is the winner.

This game can be generated online, you can make your own using clip art, or photocopy the cards from the textbook to create your ladders. An even easier alternative is to have your students simply place their cards from the textbook on the desk in a line to create his or her ladder.

This game can be played in pairs as described above, or used as a whole class activity by having students stand in two lines facing each other, and moving to the back of the line after each pair has played.

Mark off the picture in your book as you go along the ladder.

After 12 RPS play again – starting at the other end?

Did you win? How many games?