Happy Monday everyone!
I wanted to start off the week with a fun and interactive activity for my grade 9 Immersion class. I did an activity called «Si j’enchaînais les si….». Basically, I give each group of four students a piece of chart paper and a marker. I put a sentence starter on the board such as «S’il faisait chaud,…». They need to create a chain of conditionnal sentences using the one I give them. So, for example, they could write:
«S’il faisait chaud, j’irais à la plage.»
The main clause now becomes the subordinate clause:
«Si j’allais à la plage, je nagerais.»
They keep going like this for 10 minutes. I use online-stopwatch.com to project the time on the screen so that they can see exactly how much time they have left. When the time is up, we post them around the room and I allot 2 points per sentence. The group with the most number of points wins. The prize today was organic lollipops, which unfortunately didn’t go over too well! I think they must have thought they wouldn’t taste good, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable giving them the lollipops with food colouring. And the organic ones really are good. Oh well, I tried… At least the activity went well!
Tomorrow I have another interactive activity planned for them to practice conditional sentences.