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Post Get Four
I've been trying to figure out how to use the Get Four game effectively for lower level learners, and I must be fairly limited in imagination because I'm a bit stumped. For example, many of my young students (kindergarten and 1st graders) are learning the first Daily Routines set right now. I can't think of anything other than combining two Daily Routines activities in a single sentence: "I wake up and get dressed" or "I eat breakfast and go to school".

Has anyone come up with some good uses of this game? No need to restrict replies to ideas about Daily Routines vocab...I'd be happy to hear anything!


Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:52 pm
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Post Re: Get Four
what about adding some simple time phrases to go with them?
- in the morning
- in the afternoon
- at night
- every day

depending on their level...
- before breakfast
- after lunch
- after dinner

(you can have just 3 phrases that repeat across the top. one of the good things about this game is that you don't need all unique sentence pieces.)

The they could make sentences like:
"I eat breakfast in the morning."
"I don't take a bath in the afternoon."

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Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:39 pm
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Post Re: Get Four
Aah! Nice! And so simple. As usual, I was overthinking it. Thanks so much!


Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:49 pm
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Post Re: Get Four
How about
I eat at 7:00

or

I go to school with Doraemon.


Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:24 pm
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Post Re: Get Four
Hmm...the Daily Routines set also includes 'go to bed'. Not sure how comfortable I'd feel teaching 'I go to bed with Doraemon'... :?


Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:03 am
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