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Christmas Lists - December 22, 2014Paid LessonHoliday Lesson Set - Lesson 07c
List making is a wonderful way for students to begin the development of sentences (which may eventually develop into paragraphs).
In this lesson, students make four lists for the holidays: I want [noun]..., I want to [verb]..., I'd like to [verb] to [place]..., and I need [noun]....
Once students fill in their Christmas Lists, the fun begins. They can ask each other about the items on their lists -OR- this can easily be converted into a guessing game.
But... there is a serious lesson at work here; students will be practicing four common grammar patterns:
I want a/an/some noun(s),
I want to [verb] a/an/some [noun(s)] for [person],
I'd like to [verb] to [place], -and-
I need a/an/some [noun(s)] for our Christmas party.
There's a very simple way to elicit a great deal of discussion - after all, this is an English lesson. Students, in groups of four or five, have to unanimously agree on the items created for their lists. This forces students to persuade and negotiate with each other to arrive at the ideal Christmas lists.
For other Christmas lessons, see:
Call to Santa (See Christmas Lesson 07a above)
Christmas Crossword Puzzle (See Christmas Lesson 07b above)
Christmas Word Circle (See Christmas Lesson 07d below)
Stocking Stuffers (See Christmas Lesson 07e below)
Santa Quiz (See Christmas Lesson 07f below)
Silly Christmas Survey (See Christmas Lesson 07g below) -and-
Silly Xmas (Adult) Survey (See Christmas Lesson 07h below).
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