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SUBMITTED BY: Patrick Bickford



GRAMMAR: Review Activity (grade 2)


DATE ADDED: Mar 17, 2008


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


35-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is a review game that practices 7 grammar points. Students form grammar-specific sentences in order to complete levels and have a chance at extirpating cute little invaders, the round aliens!



  • RoundAliens worksheet: One for each group
  • Suction cup guns: Can be found at every 100 yen shop.  My weapons of choice are seen in the picture below.
  • Round Alien cards: In the upperleft hand of the attached workesheet is a big Round Alien. You can copy & paste this alien into a blank Word document and copy it as many times as you want, depending on how many aliens you decide to use. When you print out the aliens, make sure you laminate them so the suction cup bullets can stick to them better.



  1. 'Round Aliens' seems like the weak name to call a game but the local BOE is too cheap to splurge on computer art programs, so I was forced to use the community computer's default Paint program.
  2. Split the class into groups of 3 and each group receives a worksheet and the students write their names on it.
  3. Affix the round alien cards to the chalkboard.
  4. The object of the game is to try and receive as many points as possible. To receive points each member of the group must complete a level in order to shoot a suction cup bullet at the round aliens on the chalkboard. If they stick a bullet to the alien, they receive the point value on the back of the card.
  5. The first person from each group comes to the ALT/JTE and is given a word(s). 'Level 1' consists of one noun and one verb.
  6. Upon returning to their groups, they write down the two words and try to form a sentence using the target grammar for that particular level.
  7. When they think they have formed a sentence, they come to the teachers and say the sentence. The team members can help each other form the sentence but can't SAY the sentence for them when they are saying it to the teachers.
  8. If correct, and after checking the two words for spelling errors, the teachers sign their sheet and the next person receives their words from the ALT/JTE.



  • Instead of telling the students words they must use to form the grammar-specific sentence, have 3 separate boxes of nouns, adjectives and verbs and let the students pick their own words.


  • Instruct the students not to point the guns at their fellow classmates or they are reducted points.
  • Instruct them how to properly load the bullets. Some students have broken some of the bullets by carelessly ramming them down the barrels of the guns.

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