In the book TPR Stories for Paso a Paso by Karen Rowan, she mentions an activity called: Three Ring Circus.
The idea is that you have three students doing completely different things while you try to talk to the class about it.
So in my classes today for the last 10 minutes, we tried this. I had three volunteers. I told the volunteers the following directions and made sure they continued performing them until we finished talking about them.
Volunteer 1: Walk to the wall. Hit the wall with your foot. Walk to the desk. Hug the desk. (don't stop!)
Volunteer 2: Dance to the board. Kiss the board. Dance to the table. Eat the table. (don't stop!)
Volunteer 3: Sit on the book. Stand up. Play guitar. Yell. (don't stop!)
Then you ask the rest of the class questions about the students performing the actions. You can start out with yes/no questions about them like:
- Does V1 walk? (yes)
- Does V2 yell? (no)
- Does V1 play guitar (no)
- Does V3 yell? (yes)
- Who yells?
- Who plays the guitar?
- Who kisses the board?
- Does V1 hit the wall with his/her hand or his/her foot?
- Does V2 hug or kiss?
- What does V2 hug?