This was another homework assignment, in which we had to give multiple ideas how to tackle grammar in an active way. These were some of my ideas.
- Simon says.
For example: “Simon says stand behind your chair.”
- Collecting present & continuous forms.
Give everyone a little piece of paper with either the present or continuous form of a verb. Let them find their other form.
- Find your synonym/antonym.
Same idea as 2, but then let them find their synonym or antonym. Depending on the topic.
- Uitbeelden – swimming – 3 forms of the verb.
The general idea is, you have a hat containing multiple infinitives. Let one pupil grab a card and without showing it to others he/she has to pretend to actually do the motion the verb is describing. The person guessing the correct answer has to give the three forms of the verb.
- Circle exercise : I am … and I like …, This is … and he/she likes …
Give a certain topic, for example fruits. Start with one person saying: “I am .. and I like bananas.” The next one has to say: “This is .. and she likes bananas. I am .. and I like strawberries.”