"I will..." Sentence Memory Match

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Teacher: S. Hadijah Mohd

Class/Grade/Language Level: JHS 2nd Grade, New Horizons 2, Pg 41, Unit 4 Dialog

Goal: Students should be able to:

  • listen to and comprehend the sentences read aloud by the teacher
  • infer meaning and match sentences based on the appropriate context

Preparation: Sentences and blackboard

Class time: 20 minutes

Suggested Lesson Plan (50-minute lesson)

10 mins Introduce grammar point through textbook or PowerPoint presentation.

10 mins Practice grammar point.

Teacher asks students questions such as:

  • If it rains on Sunday, what will you do?
  • If it is sunny on Saturday, what will you do?
  • What will you buy if you had ¥1,000,000?

Students write their answers individually. Then, teacher selects a few students to share their answers to each question with the class.

20 mins Sentence Memory Match 10 mins Consolidation of grammar point

Instructions for Memory Match

  • Teacher draws a 5 x 4 grid on the board (total 20 boxes) and numbers each box with a number from 1 to 20.
  • Students work in groups of 4 – 6.
  • Students decide on a team name and pick a team leader. Team leaders will Janken (rock, scissors, paper, 1,2,3) to decide the order of play.
  • Each group will choose a number from the grid, teacher will read the sentence “behind” that number. The group will then choose another number and the teacher will read the sentence for that number.

- After reading the second sentence, teacher should ask students if the sentences match. (Does it match? Yes, it does. / No, it doesn’t.)

  • If it matches, teacher will write the winning team’s name in the two matching boxes on the board.
  • Play until all the sentences are correctly matched.
  • For the last pair of sentences, teacher and team leaders will janken to determine who will win the last pair.
  • The winning team is the team with the most number of boxes won.

Possible modification:

Instead of having the most number of boxes, each round can be worth a number of points, with the points decreasing for each subsequent round. For example, the first round can be worth 150 points, the next 100 points and so on. This may encourage faster game play and may be a good idea for a large class with many student groups.