I started P.A.T. this year, or Preferred Activity Time. I give each period automatically 3 minutes. They can earn more by great participation, everybody reads, everybody answers questions, etc. At first I wasn’t going to take away minutes but I decided I will. I only take away minutes if everybody is speaking English and if there is excessive cell phone usage. And I only take away the 3 minutes that I give them automatically. I do not take away the minutes that they earn.
Every Friday we play a game for the amount of time that they earned. I give them choices. This Friday we might play movie quote game. I project a famous movie quotation translated into Spanish and they guess what movie it is from.
Here is the PDF version of it. I am using a slideshow version so that the answers are not visible at first.