My students enjoyed a variation of “The Newlywed Game” in class today. I had groups of 4 students pick a “representative”. These representatives sat in front of the class with a little whiteboard & marker, while their group sat together at their desks with their whiteboard and marker. I asked the class a question that would require the use of the future tense, and the students wrote down their answer on their boards. After a minute or two, the representative would hold out her board and compare it to her group’s answer. If the answers matched and were grammatically correct, the group got a point. I borrowed this practice from a teacher on the OFLA listserv. I don’t remember the teacher’s name, but I really appreciate the great idea. Thanks!
Some sample questions I used to practice the future:
¿Qué compañero/a tendra paciencia con sus hijos?
¿Qué compañero/a se casará con Miley Cyrus?
¿Quién será presidente en 2013?
You could use this game for a variety of grammar points. You could ask questions about the representative’s childhood to review the imperfect, or you could also use this game to review Spanish I end of year material like favorite colors/foods/activities.
If you haven’t played this game in class, you might want to give it a try. Let me know how it goes.