This is an activity I'm making for a high school class based on what's apparently called the "Causative Verb" grammar point. The example the textbook gives is the sentence "My sister made me wait at the store." This seems to be a little more complicated than the Subject-Verb-Object-Object or Subject-Verb-Object-Complement grammar points.
I haven't done it yet, so I'm putting it up here to see if anyone has any feedback.
For the first page, I'm planning on discussing some of the rules I had in my house when I was a kid. For example, "My family made me gather the trash on Sunday night." Then I'll ask the students to think of rules they have in their family and write them down. Once they're finished writing, they can tell the rules to partners or other nearby students and if their partner has the same rule in their house, they sign under "Me too!"
On the second page, I'll ask the students to think of rules that they'll make for their families (or anyone, really) in the future. Like before, the students will write their ideas, share them with partners, and if the partners like it, they sign under "Good Idea!"
This was a bit of a challenging grammar point to make an activity for. The textbook uses a lot of technically advanced but not very interesting sentences like "I had my hat blown away by the wind" or "He often let me use the room as a studio" but I'm trying to get students to think of sentences that apply to their lives instead of just thinking of abstract grammar exercises. What do you think?