Memory Race Lesson Plan

krahslucas 2020-05-19 00:40:21

A great activity for motivating students to learn and review vocabulary. I find it especially useful for words that students always seem to forget.

My students speak Japanese, so I have referenced that as such in the lesson plan.

1. Make 2-3 teams
2. Give everyone the worksheet with the material you want to cover
3. Go over the material with students
4. Then give them 5-10 minutes to memorize the material
5. Have one student from each team come up to the podium at the front of class
a. They cannot bring the worksheet
6. Place a single item on the podium
a. Something easy to grab is best, like a ball or stick or something
7. The teacher will say the Japanese for one of the vocabulary words
8. First student to grab the item can attempt to say the correct English
a. They get one point if they’re right
9. When a student wins, they immediately sit down and a new person from their team comes up
a. If a student loses twice, then they sit down and are replaced by a new team member
10. While students are up at the podium, the rest of the team members can continue studying the worksheet
11. Repeat the game, until you have sufficiently covered the material with students. Words can be repeated throughout the activity.

The present downloadable handout is intended for at Intermediate (B1) level. It can be used for enhancing your students' Speaking skills.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by krahslucas under the Creative Commons Attribution License

Upload date: 2020-05-19 00:40:21

Author: krahslucas

from Japan

I'm a JET ALT in Japan teaching high school students of low to intermediate level. I really want to help my students learn the basics of English and learn how to appreciate and enjoy English. I've made a lot of games and miscellaneous lesson plans in my time, and I think I will be changing jobs in the near future, so I wanted to pass along all of my work, just in case it's useful to other people. Enjoy & Good Luck!

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