Short answer velcro cards ... someone's been prolific 馃槀 and an exciting announcement 馃帀馃帀馃帀

Updated: May 3, 2019


So ... the school year is coming! And with it my grade 4 is becoming grade 5! And grade 5 has many thing to learn and many things to revise. That being the case, I have been busy at work for the last 2 weeks, creating new materials for them.

You know this material: it's my short answer velcro cards!! So far you've seen the "to be", "have/has got" and "to be/have got/can" sets. The family has grown and will continue growing this school year.

As of now, the sets available are as follows:

to be

have/has got

to be/have got/can

there is/are

present simple

present continuous

present simple and present continuous mixed

to be/have got/can/there/PS/PC

Told you: prolific 馃槣 Most sets (with one exception) consist of 40 cards, the only set that is smaller is the "there is/are" set which consists of 20 cards.

How do these cards work, I hear you ask? Well, you print our the digital PDF file, laminate everything and get cutting. Cut of the answer words from the questions. I put sellotape around mine, to make them more resilient. Put small velcro dots at the back of the words and on the question cards. If you wish, stick the cards with right answers at the back of each question card, that's what I do.

My kids work with cards on their own and check their answers on their own. Only when they make mistakes they come to me to show me what went wrong and explain to me how to change it, and what they've learnt - in a true Montessori fashion 馃槏

The sets which are mixed are made up of the same questions as the non-mixed sets. The difference comes in the colour of the cards. Say, you want your students to practise Present Simple short answers - you give them the Present Simple set, which is purple. Same goes for Present Continuous, which is orange. However, if you want your students to practise both tenses and you don't want them to use the colour of the cards as help, you give them the mixed set: half the questions are PS the other half PC, but all cards are of the same colour, pink in this case.

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