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Go: JHS GrammarThis is a Tangram

SUBMITTED BY: Joyanne Baab

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: I saw soimthing similar somewhere.


GRAMMAR: Pronoun, 1st, 2nd & 3rd person

EXAMPLE: Is that a cat? No, it's not. It's a bat!

DATE ADDED: Jun 17, 2014

Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)ÓHuge Classes (40+ Students)Ô


35-50 min.

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OUTLINE: Students make Tangram pictures and then guess and write what their friends Tangram's are.





  1.  Start with your own tangram on the board. Ask the kids if they can guess what it is.
    (Maybe before or during this activity you or the teacher will want to go over - This, that, is this, is that.) When the kids guess make sure they use "Is that a ~." You answer with "Yes, it is. This is a ~." or "No, it's not. This is a~.")
  2. Explain that they will make their own Tangrams and guess their friend's. Hand out the Tangram sheets and scissors (I attached three different kinds. The first one is if you want to get the kids to color it. The other two should show up fine on white paper (if you don't like those just type Tangram printables into google and there are plenty). The kids need to cut them out, and make their own Tangram designs then glue them to the back of the worksheet.
  3. Once you think they're ready have them go around doing paper scissors rock, the winner gets to ask "What's this" and the loser has to guess, then they can switch. Student's should find the different Tangram patterns their friends come up with interesting. (*Note - most of them have worked with Tangrams in elementary school so they could come up with some fun versions). After have them draw some of the most interesting Tangram patterns and write. "Is that a ~" "Yes, it is." or "No, it's not" "This is a ~."


  • Blow up a tangram to demonstrate with on the board.



  • Part of the fun is the creativity of coming up with the Tangrams, but you may want to bring a few charts or suggestions for those who need help. There're plenty on the internet. Also on the worksheet itself there are pictures for inspiration.

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