My kids have just started learning the "Can" structures, so I thought I'd post the things I'll be using.
These work well for the first graders, but a more simple version for elementary schoolers can also be a lot of fun (see this recent post for that). Details below. As always these sheets are free to use, but please don't redistribute.
I've got two different sheets for you.
Click here to download, but as always beware of Google Docs' preview - it will look fine when you download and open in Word.
- It initially involves saying what certain animals can or can't do - writing sentences with the maru/batsu prompts.
- Then students answer the written (or spoken if you like) three-hint quiz on page two.
- Then students play an interview game with a three hint quiz of their own.
- i.e. students choose an animal, make three hints about what it can and can't do, then janken with other students to see who tells their hints.
- They write the answers to their friends' hints on their slip (cut up page three)
Sheet two (click here to download) is a great one designed by the ever talented Laura. It's self explanatory, but if you can't work it out:
- First, students ask each other questions from the sheet (practice them as a class first if they aren't comfortable with the vocab)
- Then, they decide if YOU can or can't do the things in the grid. Colour in the star if they think you can, leave it blank if you can't.
- Then get the JET to ask you the questions and you give your answers. Play this as bingo.
- Finally, they write some "Teacher can ____, but can't ____" sentences
As usual, if you have any ideas or corrections please let us know in the box below.