Activity

Calendar Tic-Tac-Toe

This game gets students to practice "It will be (sunny) on (July eighth).

This is a version of Patrick Bickford's "Hugs and Kisses" game modified for the "will be" grammar point.

Students make pairs and decide who will be X and who will be O. Then they play a big game of tic-tac-toe on the calendar on the attached worksheet. In order to write O or X, they have to speak. For example, if they want the square for July 6th, they have to say, "It will be sunny on July sixth."

They can keep playing until they mark up every square; meaning, they can get several points. I find that 4-in-a-row works well. Vertical, horizontal, and diagonal are OK. But of course feel free to change up the rules to however you'd like to play.

LP (this occupied 45 minutes for me):
- Warm up activity(5-10 minutes)
- Ask about the weather today, and have them predict what the weather will be like tomorrow.
- Teach them the weather vocabulary that'll be used during the game (it's at the bottom of the sheet and demo pics are on the following pages), then review how to say the dates
- Play
- With whatever time is left, decide how many sentences they should write on the back of the sheet. If still time remains, have some students volunteer to write what they wrote on the board.

*2020 edit: I updated the calendar to match this year. I added past tense and present tense example sentences on the writing part because my students will play this on the 1st and 2nd of July.

Files:
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  • 2020 s 2 p22 p24 weather tic tac toe.docx (4.06 MB)
  • 2020 s 2 p22 p24 weather tic tac toe.pdf (1.58 MB)
  • 2
    Submitted by rebvandev June 10, 2019 Estimated time: 30-50 minutes
    Inspired by Hugs And Kisses
    1. monadotme June 28, 2023

      How to play tic-tac-toe in 7x6 grid....

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