I made a collaborative slide activity for creating sentences. Students drag the cards onto the slide to create different sentences. It’s a round about way to talk about grammar. Once the students get all done- the different colored cards can help facilitate a discussion about grammar. What do you notice about all of the red cards? The green? The yellow? I didn’t have a chance to test this out with my students – though I’ve done this many times with actual cards. The benefit of the technology is more for the teacher in that you can change the cards easily and not have to spend all day at the copier and paper cutter.
Students all edit the same Slide deck so at the end you can cycle through all of their creations easily.
The subjects are all rather crazy- based on a story I tell at the beginning of the year. Plus, the more “interesting” the cards are the more creative students get with their sentences. They can tell a story or just write sentences. This version doesn’t have any connecting words; just subjects, verbs and some prepositional phrases for the most part and so it’s meant for some pretty early Novices. The “cards” are mostly off the slide so that there’s plenty of room to make sentences.