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Friday, November 02, 2007

Let's play...

1. Jump the line

The numbers
The alphabet

Place a piece of string on the floor of the classroom. Ask the students to stand in a line on top of the string. The teacher stands in front of the students, facing them.

She calls out a letter or a number and the students jump to the left or the right and step back in the line, before the next letter/number is called out.

A letter = jump to the right
A number = jump to the left
Students, who jump to the wrong side, are out and make their own line behind the teacher and take turns in calling out a letter or a number.

2. Number-alphabet lottery

The numbers
The alphabet
Put s on number 11.

A copy of the number board for each student.
A set of cards with the alphabet for each student

1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20

a b c d
e f g h
i j k l
m n o p
q r s t
u v w x
y z

The teacher tells the students, where to put the letters on the number board and put the letters on an OHP (Projector switched off)

Teacher: Put D on number 19
Put T on number 2
When the board is full, switch on the projector, and let the students compare their board with the teacher's board.

When the students know what to do, let them work in pairs.