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Wake-Up game

author:  Michael Holsworth
level:  Junior High
target_English:  any grammar point that you are working on at the time.
big_small:  Big groups


This is a great game for getting everyone in the class involved!  It also works the reading/writing/speaking/listening...not bad for one game!

1.Prepare various sentences with your teacher ahead of time with at least 6 words per sentence (one word or more per student).  Write each word on a large card ( or have a look at the word flashcards - Richard).

2.Break the students in to their lunch groups.

3.Have the students decide their own order from 1-6

4.Tell them to "go to sleep" by putting their heads down on their desks.

5.Mix up the word-cards from the first sentence.

6.Hold up one of the word cards, and call out "number one, wake-up".  The number one person from each group will wake up and look at the word.  They can not speak or write anything down.  They must remember the word.  Then tell them "go to sleep".

7.Repeat this step with everyone until all the words are given out for the selected sentence.

8.Call out "everyone wake up!".  All the students wake up, share their words with each other and try and make the correct sentence and then write it on a piece of paper.

9.One person brings the paper to the blackboard and places it face down.  The teachers check the answers from each group and give out points accordingly.

10.Check the grammar point after each sentence so that the students understand the focus and the meaning of each sentence.

If you have a sentence with 7,8,9...words, just have the students decide each time who will "wake up" for the extra words.

Word of warning...some kids may actually fall asleep, so watch out.



Michael Holsworth









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