The review envelope

As part of my quest to find ‘miniactivities’ that can be a cornerstone of each class, I had what I think of as an inspired idea: I collect the grammar review that I made specifically for the group and, a few weeks after we’ve done the last worksheet, I cut them into strips and put them in an envelope.

Then, in the next several lessons, we pass the envelope around once or twice and each person takes a strip out and reads it aloud, providing the correct answer. The paper strips that have been removed are thrown away and, after a few lessons, the envelope is empty.

It’s a great way to 1) keep the class moving along and 2) bring back grammar that was ‘mastered’ only a few short lessons ago and, if you try to make your review funny, 3) work a few laughs into the lesson.

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