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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 3: Using polls to get students to vote on the correctness of grammar items

Aim: Get students to focus on a grammar point in a fun way

Moodle modules: Choice

Extra programs: NanoGong (optional)

Ease of setup: *

Another way of bringing a fun element into grammar is to turn it into a game. In this activity, students vote on whether some grammar is correct or not. The activity is similar to Chapter 3, Vocabulary Activities, Activity 6 in which students vote on the meaning of a word. Here are some ideas for questions that we could set up:

  • Agreement (subject + verb)
  • Tenses
  • Word order
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Modal verbs

In this example students have to vote on whether a sentence is acceptable in a given register. This is what students will see:

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