This is a pretty simple activity, really, but excellent for any story or reading that contains a large amount of dialogue. It not only reviews the story, but offers many precious repetitions of the non-third-person verb forms that we see in dialogue.
Simply put, you give students quotes from a story or text and ask them which character said it: mind-boggling, I know!
Here are a few ideas for how to give quotes and receive answers (and here are the forms referenced Quién lo dijo in both Spanish and without text):
- Project the quotes on the board and have students tell you who said what (orally, by holding up pre-made cards with character’s names on them, writing the answer on small white boards, walking to an assigned corner of the room that corresponds with a given character, etc.)
- Post the quotes around the room using the big, single-page forms (write the question number on the blank), or you could just write out the quotes. No need to be fancy!
- Write out quotes using the small bubbles, six-per-page bubbles, and pass out one to each students–duplicates are okay!! Students read the quote to their classmates, and classmates write down the quote number and who said it on a separate sheet of paper.
- Read the quotes aloud, and have students respond to you using one of the methods listed in #1.
- Using the same form from #3, tape quotes on students’ backs and have classmates walk around the room and write down answers. Same as #3, but this is a SILENT way to play for those days that you need a few moments of quiet!
- Make it a true/false activity by prefacing each quote with “So-and-so said, “….””. This way, you get in reps of the word “said”, as well. Students can respond in any of the manners listed in #1.
You could add a second layer to the activity by requiring students to also identify to whom the quote was said.