I Just Barely Made It!

Hi everyone,

During the previous year I noticed that a group of my intermediate speakers of English were struggling with the phrases ‘just barely’.  They were substituting ‘just hardly’ for it.  I put together a one day  ELD lesson and then created this chant to practice continued practice, until they became fluent with the phrase.  I want to share the call back with any of you who might be able to use it.  So here is the little call back chant I wrote to practice the phrase “just barely”.

I Just Barely Made It!

I just got out of bed,

and barely touched my breakfast.

I just grabbed my books

And headed out the door!


I just barely made it.

I just barely made it.

I just barely made it, to school on time!

Happy Teaching,

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