Hello! I'm looking for some ideas for activities that work well with low ability groups with poor behaviour. I've got a Y9 group for Spanish this year who are extremely low ability (some can barely read & write in English) and to make things worse a lot of them are very badly behaved as well. In the past I've been lucky enough that most of these groups have been enthusiastic and fairly well behaved so I could do pretty much anything with them - I've also got lots of experience with poor behaviour, but for some reason this class really have my patient to the end...I really want them to enjoy their lessons and feel some achievement, but it's very difficult to find activities that are at their ability level that they'll get involved with without being silly. The last lesson I had with them this week I literally had to stop it (It took me 20 minutes to do a simple BINGO!) so I got crossed and made them to just copy from a book as they were not able to follow the dynamic. They started in silent but after 10 minutes they were unable to do this. Having experimented with a variety of different approaches so far, I'm running out of things to try as they're extremely difficult to keep on task or even in their seats!! Any group or pair work has ended in chaos, anything that involves them moving round the classroom is out as that usually ends in people on the floor thumping each other (!) and they obviously have a very short attention span so there needs to be a good range of different activities within a lesson. The only thing that has worked is going and do research on a computer about cultural things but I cannot do this every lesson I have with them. If anyone has any bright ideas they could share, that would be brilliant. I know that there is no a magic formula and everything comes with time but I would love some good advice!