Giving the students the words and letting them arrange the sentence is an oldie but a goodie. This game adds some movement and the element of recall to make it more fun and competitive.
This conversation class activity uses the four conjunctions (and, then, but, so) to join a series of past tense sentences. Doing this, students must create a story that describes a very ordinary day.
When you get to the "have vs has" lesson with your 1st grade junior high school students, here is a nice game to give them lots of chances to think about which word is the appropriate one to use with each pronoun (I, He, She, They, etc).
Try this version of the translate game to review or practice using him/her with junior high 1st graders (from the Sunshine 1 textbook Program 7-2).
This warm up has students reviewing recently studied grammar in a very focused way. One student provides the Japanese and the next, the English. Play it out in a quick-fire way and students get caught up and can really enjoy reviewing grammar this way.
This is a basic walking and talking activity using new English past tense for first graders in junior high. Download the excel spreadsheet and print out cards for the activity.
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