Back to the Future Tense

practice future tense

First, I’ll show my kids a slideshow of me doing things on vacation, but I lie and say this vacation is coming up and I took the pictures with my “future camera.” As we go through it, I have the kids help me make example future tense sentences on the board. (“I will go to Seoul.” or “I am going to go to Seoul.”)

Then, after my OTE  has clarified a few points in le Japonais, we move on to the board game! It’s pretty simple and attached below in A4 and B4 versions. Kids put their erasers/pen caps/pokeball keychains on Start, janken  for turn order, roll the dice, move, and make a sentence (with “will” or “going to,” whichever you’ve taught them). I usually make kids who mess up the sentence go back, but this depends largely on your class’ tendency to cooperation/bullying, etc. If it ends up being too short, you can just make them do a return trip back to Start.

Last is writing practice. I’ve attached versions for both “will” and “going to.”

Junior High
board game sheet, optional worksheet