Rejoinders are those phrases that come naturally in a conversation to keep it going. They add magic to any conversation! They are usually quick and short answers. Using rejoinders in your classes will add authenticity in the conversations, as long as your students know to use them correctly.

I like introducing one rejoinder at a time before posting it on the wall or bulletin board. Keep it simple, there is no need for your students to know so many rejoinders that they won’t get to use. Use the ones that come or feel natural to you. For example, I know that I say “¡Qué chévere!” often, so that one is definitely one that I teach my students and place on the wall.

Feeling inspired to use rejoinders with your elementary students? Click HERE to download a few!



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