Dates Pronunciation Board Game
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This is a board game that helps students understand the pronunciation of dates in English.
- DatesPronunciationBoardGame attachment: Includes a board and memorization sheet.
- Board: The board is setup to help the students visualize the counting of the days with the color coordination and pictures that I added to the board.
- Memorization Sheet:
- Give each student a memorization sheet at the end of class. (I divided all of the different pronunciations into categories for dates that have similiar pronunciations.)
- There are 4 levels to the memorization.
- Between periods, if students come to you and can say the correct pronunciation for a level, they get your signature and a sticker (optional).
- To pass Level 2, they have to say level 1 and 2 correctly. To pass level 3, they have to say level 1,2, and 3 correctly. To pass level 4, the must say all of the dates correctly."
- After breaking the students into groups, pass out the game boards.
- Attempt to explain to students how to properly pronounce and say dates in English:
Once you have got that beast of a task taken care of, simply tell the kids to play "sugoroku" and to pronounce the numbered date that they land on. For example, one students rolls a 3 from Start, they move three spaces and say, "3rd".If a student can't remember the pronunciation, tell them to raise their hands and ask you to say it for them and then have them repeat.
- I usually start by having all of the students count from 1-31 with me.
- Then I have them only repeat the sounds of the counters: st, nd,rd, and th.
- Draw a baseball diamond on the board.
- I then ask if there are any students in the class who like baseball.
- I point to first base and ask them what it is. They will probably say "ファースト."
- I then ask him/her to say "second" and "third."
- Explain that they are the same for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd days of the month.
- Then I really enunciate the pronunciation of the dates. Like, "firST, secoND, thiRD."
- I then explain to them that 21st, 31st, 22nd, and 23rd all are pronounced by simply saying the first number, "20" and adding "1st" etc. to them.
- Then tell them that every other number is a "th" sound added onto the normal pronunciation of the number, excluding 5th, along with 15th, and 25th. They just have to learn those.
- Then have them repeat a few times all the way through to hopefully get them prepped to play the game. (Tell them that they will be playing a board game after you think they can handle the pronunciation on their own. This will hopefully motivate them to stick with you.)
- In my opinion, this is probably the hardest thing to teach the kids in all of Eigo Noto 2, so try stay genki with them.
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