Drilling verb forms, word order, and specific words using motor skills
(Drilling (Warm-up Activities))
Drilling activities using motor skills to practise verb forms, word order and specific words.
MEXICAN WAVE DRILL
- With the children, sit in a circle, either on chairs or on the floor; you may also squat.
- Select a picture, get up and say what is it, e.g. IT’S A CAT.
- Then sit down again and ask the student sitting next to you to do the same, name the object in the picture, and sit down.
- Children thus stand up and sit down one by one, achieving the Mexican wave effect.
BALL DRIBBLE DRILL
- Name the object in the picture (or a real object you have brought into the classroom): IT’S A CAT.
- Call out the name of the student to whom you wish to throw the ball: "Jana, catch the ball."
- Throw the ball to Jana and ask: "What’s this?" Jana must give the correct answer: "This is/It’s a ball."
- Jana then calls another one of her classmates, throws him/her the ball and asks: "What’s this?"
- The classmate replies; the activity thus continues until all students take their turn.
Naturally, the name of one student may be called out several times. After a time, it is good to change the picture, so that the children do not get bored.
The sentence may be extended by other elements (attributes: IT’S A RED BALL, adverbs of place: THE RED BALL IS ON THE FLOOR.)
With each repetition, change one of the words in the sentence; the core remains. Students then replace, e.g. nouns with pronouns:
Teacher: „I like pizza.“
Students: „I like it.“
Teacher: „I like my sister.“
Students: „I like her.“
- Say the last word of a sentence. Students repeat.
- Add the word before the last word. Students repeat.
- Continue until the sentence is complete.
For example: (move from top to bottom)
|seven o’clock||seven o’clock|
|at seven o’clock||at seven o’clock|
|get up at seven o’clock||get up at seven o’clock|
|I get up at seven o’clock.||I get up at seven o’clock.|
- Ask children in the class to pretend they are either robots or parrots.
- Show them pictures and have the children repeat exactly what you say, but only if you say the right word.
- If you say the wrong word, i.e. if you do not name the picture on the card correctly, children must not repeat it; they must stay quiet.
It is possible to have competing teams - e.g. each team gets a number of lives; the team that makes a mistake loses a life.
Drilling (Warm-up Activities)
Tento projekt je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a státním rozpočtem České republiky.