Ms. Wood arrives.
I like music.
I like music too. I play the guitar.
- 4 of a kind
Students make groups of 4. One by one, each students says something they like. Everyone else replies with "Me too." or "Ahh./I see." The goal is to find something everyone likes.
- Stand Up Sit Down
Someone says something they like. If you like it too, say "Me too!" and stand up (or sit down if you're already standing).
- What does Ms. Wood like?
- Ms. Wood talks about things does. She says "I ...... I ...... I ...... I ......" What verbs does she use? (Although, you may want to write "I ____ ......." on the blackboard, point to the line and ask students what words Ms. Wood uses here.
- Me too/ Not me game
Students make groups. One student says something they like. Going around the circle, the other students share whether they also like it ("Me too.") or not ("Not me."). If all students say the same thing, the group is safe. If there are a mix of answers, the group must do the Oh no! dance. (Bend 45° at the waist, one arm in front and one behind in a speed skating pose and run on the spot while spinning 360°.) Everyone doing this (or anything similar) at the same time is quite funny. Be sure to demonstrate with a group.
- Me too hunter
Students walk around, make pairs, and say something they like or play, with the goal of getting a "Me too." reply. If not "Me too.", the student should reply "I see." or "Cool." etc.
(Basically the same as collecting me too's, which works well in elementary but this early in the year, 1st graders will still enjoy this activity.)
Do you eat sushi?
Yes, I do. /
No, I don't. I don't like sushi.
- Does Ms. Wood like anime?
- Ms. Wood has two Plus One's. (A Plus One is what I call answering a question with extra information.) Can you hear what she says? (The answers are "I love Japanese food." and "But I watch Japanese anime.")
- Yucky pizza game
Hand out a piece of paper to each student. Half an A4 would be perfect. If you've got time, print out a pizza outline, otherwise just ask the students to draw a circle. The aim of the game is to get your partner to say "No, I don't." To do this, students are going to ask "Do you like
purple cheese??" for each ingredient they add to the pizza. Every ingredient is added, but the pizza is finished after the third disliked ingredient. Color-food combinations work well to create yucky ingredients, also bug parts (spider legs, etc).
- Teacher interview game
In this game, students collaborate in teams to think up questions to ask the teacher. Each "Yes." answer earns a point. New verbs get extra points. Real use of English with everyone involved.
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