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Lesson 6: Renting a House
« on: March 07, 2012, 10:26:10 pm »
This is a thread for any lesson material for Thomas Orr Middle School English 2 Lesson 6: Renting a House.  Please share your contributions here~!
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Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 12:06:45 pm »
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true story - I originally though this chapter was called "Renting a Horse".

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Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 01:49:33 pm »
Grade 2 Lesson 6 from the old thread.

Grade 2 Lesson 6

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Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 08:02:08 am »
official word list

true story - I originally though this chapter was called "Renting a Horse".

@MissC, I thought I was going crazy but the chapter is actually called "Renting a Horse." The story is about renting a horse, lol :laugh:

And just attaching a quick wordsearch I made of some Chapter 6 words as a time filler. Print out in PPT (2 per page).

Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 02:56:31 pm »
This game is called Guess Who which is meant to expand on the adjectives used in this lesson.

Make sure you explain the directions well or have your co-teacher translate some of it or the students may get confused.

My classes have to 2 weeks per lesson. I generally spend the first week in the text book and play a small game. The second week I review and play a bigger game. This lesson was meant for the second week of Lesson 6.

The first part of the power point is review, the second part they play the game. Then the last four slides is a kind of formative test that I ask at the end of the game.

I printed out and lamenated about 40 sheets of the game board, but if you want you can just put it up on the screen and have students mentally mark off which mystery character is not their partners, but I thought it would be more fun if they all had their own. Plus they get to use dry erase markers to make the X's.

Usually the game will only take 5-10min, but the explaining takes the most time so you can have the students play multiple times with each other. Make sure they speak in English!

Forgot to mention that I did not make the review....I found that somewhere else on here and combinded it with my guess who game. Enjoy!
« Last Edit: June 12, 2012, 03:02:31 pm by cutieturtle07 »

Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 07:19:53 pm »
This Guess Who game is a great idea!  I start this lesson next week so I might try something like this.  I also want to bring to anyone's attention who doesn't already know about them the lessons at  They have a Guess Who lesson that looks good and has free materials as well here:

They only have a few lesson plans, but they're all middle school lessons, so people might find them useful.  Everything here is great too.  I just thought I'd throw another on the pile.  :D

ALSO, one idea I had for this lesson was to do some version of Photo Hunt/Spot the Difference.  We used to play it at the bar and call it touchyporn ('cause there was a theme in the bar version), but it's where you have 2 pictures that look identical except for 4 or 5 minor differences.  So two pictures of people, for instance, but with differences students would have to identify in English. 

Does anyone know of a site or an easy way to make this kind of game?  I know there are some sites that have this game and you can use Photoshop or GIMP or something to edit photos, but I'm wondering if anyone has any other ideas.  Thanks!
« Last Edit: June 19, 2012, 07:28:44 pm by nowomannocry »

Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 04:25:26 pm »
That Guess Who game from eatyourkimchi worked great for me! I owe the school secretary something for all the laminating she had to do, but the students enjoyed it a lot! Plus this is the kind of thing that's bound to come up again and again for different levels etc.

Here's my contribution for the first speak out section. A presentation that explains excuses and then we play a game. I show them a picture of something bad they've done and then in teams, they write an excuse on their whiteboards. Then they show their board and read it out loud to the class when called upon.

If they have the same answer as any other team they don't get any points. If their excuse sucks they don't get any points. Otherwise each good response gets a point and then I give out a bonus point to my favourite answer.

Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 02:28:09 pm »
Guess who the monster is!?
I used Guess Who game too, but I found character sheets from the Hasbro website.
The theme was monsters inc and the kids enjoyed the game a lot.
I had to pre-teach a lot of new vocabulary though.

I printed the Guess who sheets and laminated them. A board marker and duster worked well.

Check the website for other character sheets like dinosaurs and GI Joe.

Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 09:18:25 pm »
I ended up actually using a simple bomb game adapted from a previous teacher's Powerpoint to teach describing people.  My students seemed to really like it.  I'll post it here and explain the whole lesson.  I originally had a Powerpoint to teach vocabulary related to describing people, but early in the week I found that students actually had a large vocabulary for this and seemed pretty bored. 

So my new lesson focused on matching adjectives with "is," "has," or "is wearing."  The whole lesson looked like this:
1. Warmup having the students describe me - they liked this, especially when they got to say things like "bald" or "big eyes/ears."  I think they thought they were getting away with calling me names :)  I guided them to make sure they described all the categories I wanted.  I wrote all the words on the board and then got them to shout out whether each word goes with "is," "has," or "is wearing."

2. We played a quick speed quiz Powerpoint game, where I showed a picture of a celebrity and one of the verbs above.  In 5 teams of 8, each group had 1 minute to write down all the adjectives that fit (I'm attaching the Powerpoint and the worksheet).

3. We played a bomb game where each team had to make full sentences describing 5 celebrities that were on the board (you can obviously change the celebrities).  For the "Anything Else" category, I just let them throw out any descriptive sentences they chose.  After the first round I let them do 2 sentences for 2x the points.

Good luck!  I hope it's useful for somebody.

Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013, 01:25:15 pm »
This is a combo of stuff I've pulled and refined from other posts.  The Obama/Kim Jeong Un "cartoon" was a big hit with the kids so thanks for that!  Most of this lesson is taken up with the golden bell game. 

I divided the class up into teams of four.  Each team gets a mini white board.  They have about a minute for each excuse.  If they write a unique excuse that no other team wrote (and that makes sense), they get a point.  Because the more advanced students sometimes like to take the white boards and run wild with them, I make every team read their answer in unison so that everybody gets at least a little practice speaking.

Re: Lesson 6: Guess Who
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2013, 01:36:08 pm »
We played this game in teams.  Each team took turns sending one student up to the front.  The student stood with their back to the TV and their teammates had to make them guess who it was.  I reviewed the names of the Harry Potter and Avengers characters beforehand because I found a lot of students had trouble remembering the names.

I also had them write comics using the target language and included an example of my own. When you print out the comic template, slides 2 and 4 use the right target language - I repurposed this template from one of my first grade lessons.

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Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013, 10:36:13 am »
Here's a vocab ppt for the story.

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Re: Lesson 6: Renting a House
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2013, 10:40:03 am »
Here's a review game for the lesson - thanks to the op for the template.