Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity, and the tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home. New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating.
May 15, 2015
Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Modal for Ability CAN
This is a lovely movie. Mr. Peabody's kind heart is amazing and the plot is just fantastic. It is great to teach children a bit about history as well. I truly recommend it.
I. Work in small groups. Watch the movie segment. You can't write anything. After the segment is over, make a list of everything Mr. Peabody can do.
Each group takes turns and says one sentence about what Mr. Peabody can do (Ex: GROUP 1 - He can speak English). Then the next group has to say a different sentence. The group that says more sentences is the winner.
Students may come up with more sentences than the ones in the answer key. Here are the activities I managed to see.
He can do yoga.
He can turn somersaults.
He can speak English.
He can read.
He can use the computer.
He can make sculptures.
He can play basketball.
He can write.
He can make creative inventions.
He can solve political problems around the world.
He can sing.
He can skate.
He can dance.
ALTERNATIVE FOR THE GAME:
The students write all the activities they manage to see Mr. Peabody doing on separate slips of paper, using CAN.
Mix up the sentences and the students mime the sentences to their groups.