Updated: May 3, 2019
My grade 7 students need strong stimuli to actually engage and do some work. Of course the strongest stimulus they can get is hearing "take your mobile phones out" 😅 Every lesson which involves them using phones is automatically more interesting.
We've just started the topic of gerunds and infinitives and I wanted to make the process of note-taking a bit more attractive for them. I wanted them to create something which later they could use while completing activities. This is what I came up with:
Each student got their graph. In the hallway outside our classroom I had hang up QR codes with different verbs. Each QR code has a sentence with the verb hidden in it. Students need to scan the code, read the sentence and put the verb in the right circle: blue for gerund, yellow for to+infinitive, green for both (if a verb takes both gerund and to+infinitive the code has two sentences hidden in it).
The QR code with "stop" has a different font colour. I've pointed it out to the students asking them to try