How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
“Review” is the name of the game, right?
Especially when you are planning for the first weeks of a new school year.
Even more so when you taught a set of “chunks” or “collocations” during an unpredictable previous school year, in which the pandemic messed with your teaching.
Particularly so when you are teaching Deaf and hard of hearing students who always need vocabulary items practiced intensively as they lack exposure to the spoken language.
I wanted my review exercise to emphasize the context in which the “chunks” are used.
I needed the task to be suitable for face-to-face teaching in class or for remote learning.
I wanted to shake things up a bit. The students had a whole series of tasks last year (which you can find by clicking here: 400 WAYS TO RUN OUT OF MILK – VOCABULARY & DISTANCE LEARNING) so I changed the approach a bit. This time the students aren’t required to write a sentence including the target “chunk” or complete the target chunk – they need to complete the context in which it is used.
I used this friendly (and free) comics creator.
- Note: All “chunks” in this task were taken from the Approved List of vocabulary items for high school, known as Band Three.