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How to use this activity
Believe it or not, your students will use this little poster to plan a vacation. They will do so by associating the red flags with the blue circles and generate one complete and complex sentence. This can be organized however you like, individually, in pairs, in small groups or as a class.
Give your students a time limit to associate the red and blue fragments to create a full and complex phrase. This phrase will end up as a suggestion for a vacation plan. If playing individually, students take turns presenting their vacation plan to the class. If it is grammatically correct and logical, they earn a point. After all have presented their vacation plans, vote on the best one. That student earns a bonus point. Repeat! Play the same way if working in pairs or groups.
You could also have students comment on each other’s vacation plans to improve them. Or, ask some follow-up questions.
Let’s go camping in the middle of nowhere for the weekend because it’s cheap but not too hot and there aren’t many people.
This plan a vacation activity will show your students how easy it is to generate long, complex and descriptive sentences with some very basic tools. Students can be overwhelmed by these types of long sentences, but they are also aching to be able to employ them! This is a great way to give them some patterns to focus on.