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GRAMMAR: Demonstrative Pronoun

EXAMPLE: What is that? It is a doodle.

DATE ADDED: Jun 08, 2011

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15-30 min.

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Brief Outline: Get the students to practice asking 'What is that?' by drawing some wild art.

Materials Needed:

Paper, pencil and a little patience for lazy students.

Detailed Explanation:

After taking the students through the various questions (What is this/that/it?) and teaching them the appropriate responses (It/That/This is...) draw an animal on the board, but do it using simple shapes so that it is recognisable but still really weird looking. Ask the students, "What is this?" Hopefully someone will figure it out. Then hand out a sheet of scrap paper to all the students and get them to draw their own weird thing, similar to how you did, keeping it a secret.

Give the students around 5 mins to draw their doodles, otherwise you'll end up with masterpieces, and get them to stand up and mingle showing their doodles and asking, "What is this?" But they mustn't tell the other students what it really is.

After they've had time to mingle and laugh at each others doodles, sit them down and ask them if they understood all the drawings. Then get the students whose work was not guessed correctly to stand up and everyone should ask them, "What is it?" and they should finally reveal the truth. Ideally you will have enough time to get all the students to explain what their doodle is.

Variations:

During the final section where students reveal their doodles true form, award points/stickers/prizes/gold to anyone who guessed the doodle correctly during the walk-around.

Teaching Suggestions:

Bear in mind whatever you draw on the board will most likely set the theme for many of the students drawings, so go crazy with it, but be sure and choose a subject they know easily. Simple things break less.

Make sure the students know the more crazy their drawing the better, and the more skillful the easier it will be to guess.

Tips/Cautions:

When the students are drawing wander around and help them out. Draw weird things and use it to get to the know the students a little more.

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