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Haitians learn English using the You’ve been Sentenced! word game

March 3, 2011

Bob is part of a wonderful ministry outreach program in Haiti. Thus far, this caring individual has visited the poverty-stricken country six times, bringing desperately needed supplies, plenty of elbow grease, and most importantly, hope.

Bob maintains a blog called RCS Haiti Hiatus where he shares the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of each trip. Yesterday, Bob wrote the following about sharing the You’ve been Sentenced! game with Haitian children:

“After lunch we visited an orphanage in town where 61 children (24 boys and 37 girls) are being cared for. We passed out gifts of candy, toy cars, Beanie Babies, and silly bands, and were entertained with energetic songs from both boys and girls. We also passed out crayons and pages from coloring books and visited with them as they colored…

Following supper we attended the advance English class, and after a lesson on past tense and negative past tense, we joined them in playing “You’ve Been Sentenced.” It is a great tool for teaching sentence structure, syntax and vocabulary, and it provided many reasons for laughter. After each round the teacher would review parts of speech and talk about the definitions of newly encountered words.”

To read more about Bob’s ministry, visit RCS Haiti Hiatus.

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds’ award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rulesprintable score sheets, or even order online!

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 15, 2011 5:27 am

    i love your blog.

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