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Unread Sep 1st, 2006, 01:42 am
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Default Activity ideas for "~too ~to ~"

Does anyone have any good activites for teaching, "~too adjective ~to verb." (He is too young to drive a car. It is too expensive to fly home for summer vacation. He is too cold to eat ice cream.)

I introduced this today in a couple of my third year junior high classes and the students understood it and could make a sentence if I illicited it, but I don't have an activity to follow up todays lesson with. Right now I can only think of worksheet ideas, but would like to have a conversation activity to drive it home.

Any ideas?
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Unread Sep 1st, 2006, 04:38 am
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Default Re: Activity ideas for "~too ~to ~"

Maybe a run and slap game. You (or a stundent) say a sentence and two students run and slap (or write) the correct to/too.

Sticky ball throwing. Same thing, but with sticky balls.
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Maybe a run and slap game. You (or a stundent) say a sentence and two students run and slap (or write) the correct to/too.

Sticky ball throwing. Same thing, but with sticky balls.
Thanks for the ideas. I might try that and then follow up with a dialogue practice.
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Yea, dialogue can be fun. I'd put a time limit on it.
How many different sentences can you come up with in 20 seconds?
How quickly can the members of a team think of 2 different sentences?
Maybe a sentence remembering game; the first person says a sentence then the second person says the first sentence to their sentence and so on.
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Unread Sep 1st, 2006, 08:38 pm
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Default Re: Activity ideas for "~too ~to ~"

Thanks again for the help.

As I was laying in bed the idea of a game I read about somewhere on here popped into my head.

It's similar to what you said of seeing how many sentences they can make in 20 seconds, and I'll award points for original sentences. If the sentences are they same no point.

Great,
Thanks!
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