Things Needed: cut sentences (see attached file), box for the sentences, whiteboard, marker, eraser
Start with teaching them three sign language about pronouns: I, you, we. As the gesture game progresses, it might be awkward to have some sentences make sense especially when the pronoun is you and we when in fact, it is the gesture volunteer who is doing the action. The purpose of this is to practice other pronouns. You may change them as you like.
Start introducing the verbs with pictures to be used in the powerpoint. Let them have at least 2 minutes to remember these verbs.
Then, show them the verbs with katakana reading instead of the verbs with pictures. This will be their guide on the writing activity.
Divide the class into desirable number of members (3-4)
Give each group a whiteboard, marker, and eraser. Write on the board the pattern of the sentence while keeping the verbs with katakana flashed on the screen.
I am ~ing.
You are ~ing.
We are ~ing.
Do a demonstration. Pick a sentence in the box and make a gesture out of it. Start with gesturing the pronoun (I, you,or we)then the following words.
Call a volunteer each round from different groups. After the gesture, give each group time to brainstorm and write their sentence guess on the whiteboard.
To check the sentence, flash the slide containing the correct answer (from slide 4-16)
Give points in each correct sentence. You may give more points if the sentence is a bit challenging (e.g. those with direct objects: We are eating rice balls)