I shared this idea on Twitter and Instagram and had a few requests to share the template so here it is. This is absolutely not my original idea. It's been around for a while as far as I'm aware and some people have shared their versions recently on Instagram so I took some inspiration.
Basically, I use it to scaffold GCSE translations. They're given their paragraph and they have to complete the translation using phrases from the grid. I always throw in some red herrings; similar phrases but in different tenses, false friends, different subjects etc... just to really get them thinking.
Before they actually write it I ask them to highlight the phrases they think they need - again, just to get them really thinking about the text they're translating and looking carefully at it before they dive in.
It seems to be a good scaffold and fingers crossed the practice helps them in the real thing!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE