Grammar Games to Teach Will-Future Tense

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Teaching Ideas

Teaching grammar can often feel like a dry subject for students. However, the will-future tense opens up opportunities to make learning interactive and engaging. With a little creativity, you can turn will-future lessons into something students look forward to. Here are some ideas to teach will-future in a fun way that kids will love.

Use Real-Life Situations

Instead of teaching will-future through isolated sentences, provide real-life situations that students can relate to. For example:

  • Next weekend, we will go camping in the forest.
  • Tomorrow morning, I will eat pancakes for breakfast.
  • In two years, you will graduate from elementary school.

Having context helps them grasp when to use will-future for plans, predictions, etc. Let them come up with their own examples too.

Play Grammar Games

Games add incentive to learn and make lessons active. Some ideas:

  • Will-Future Bingo: Call out various will-future sentences. Students mark off words on their bingo cards.

  • Crystal Ball: Have one student look into a pretend crystal ball and make 3 predictions using will-future. The rest of the class votes if they are likely/unlikely to happen.

  • Will-Future Volleyball: Students take turns hitting a ball while making a will-future sentence about their weekend plans.

  • Future Charades: Students act out different career, life and travel goals. Classmates guess the will-future sentence.

Incorporate Technology

Online tools like Padlet, Kahoot and Wordwall make learning interactive.

  • Have students collaborate on a Padlet board to brainstorm predictions.

  • Create a will-future tense Kahoot quiz.

  • Use Wordwall to design a will/won't sorting activity.

Make Will-Future Projects

Hands-on projects allow creativity and check comprehension.

  • Draw comic strips showing plans for the day, week, or year.

  • Build will-future vision boards about future career and life goals.

  • Design a will-future scrapbook or journal chronicling upcoming plans and dreams.

Wrap Up With Real-World Practice

After learning through games and activities, have students apply will-future to real scenarios:

  • Write a letter to your future self making predictions about your life.

  • Compose a story about your life 10 years from now.

  • Share your plans for how you will spend your upcoming summer break.

Reinforce the concepts by letting them demonstrate comprehension.

Turning grammar into a fun experience takes some creativity, but it’s worth it. Students retain more when they are engaged. Tools like to-teach provide ready-made activities to save time designing lesons. With the right approach, you can teach will-future tense in a way that fascinates students. What ideas will you try next?

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