UPDATE: added New crown 2 Let's Talk 7 shopping activity. At the end of the pokemon game there is a demonstration for the shopping dialogue.
UPDATE: Added a version for simple past and be verb. There is a fill in the blank quiz to introduce the be verb. I do this in groups with 'race and speak' one member rushing to a teacher to say the completed sentences. The group then gets points based on speed or random point cards. Usually I do random point cards. (I just use a deck of cards Ace through Four and jokers for some penalty)
UPDATE: I added a wide screen template. Pretty much the same but on the game over slide pikachu is a hidden hyperlink that can bring you half way back into the game if somebody hit go to end by mistake. On the demo screen there are pictures that can go with the questions. If you aren't using them just delete them. It won't change how the other animations work.
NOTE: there is a link at the bottom to a new version of the TEMPLATE made by another member. It includes some interesting software that makes the slides actually random.
I've included a basic template of the activity to be used to make your own games. I haven't gotten around to using it for junior high school yet. I'll post versions of it when I do.
The school memories one is for my 6th grade elementary school class. They've been asking for a game for awhile so I figured I'd do one now.
The aim of the game is to practice making school events with the activities enjoyed at them.
For example 'My best memory is the music festival. I enjoyed singing songs.'
Before making groups demonstrate the review the vocabulary and demonstrate the game.
The first page goes over the school events introduced in the 'We Can 2' textbook and then the second page introduces vocabulary for we can enjoy.
Next tell the students they will play a game called 'Pokemon Battle' and show the pokemon screen then go to the game demonstration screen.
Put up the example page on the board and click on the A button. The A button will show the sentences we want the students to write. For A use 'English class' for an example and ask them which they enjoyed. The answer should be 'speaking English'. Then click A again and reveal answer. Practice it and hit A again to clear the answer and question from the screen. Tell the students once they've shown and spoken their sentences they can pick a pokemon. For the example pick the 'fire pokemon' and tap on it. A laser will attack the big monster and miss. Tell them nice try but no points and then click on the B button to see the sentence structure again. This time repeat the example for 'lunch break' and 'playing dodgeball' This time click on the 'plant pokemon' and it will hit the monster and say that team will get '1 point' and say we then it the forward arrow to move to the next screen.
At this point make groups and handout the worksheets and the vocabulary sheets. Every student gets a worksheet and every group gets a vocabulary sheet. Tell them to pick one event and one suitable action, write them on the worksheet and one student from their group brings their answer along with the vocabulary sheet. If it is okay, cross out that action so they cannot use it again and then let them pick a pokemon. They then go back to their group, pick another event and write more sentences about them. A new student should bring their next answer. Whenever the big pokemon is hit then use the arrow key to reset the scene and continue.
At the end of the class the team with the most points is the winner.
The other keys are 'home' to go back to the start, 'fast foward' to go the end, and a couple of pokemon music keys for no reason whatsoever.