In addition to the above activities, you might want to reinforce basic grammar skills. One way to do this is to have students correct a set of sentences every morning, as a warm up for the daily language lesson. Daily oral language sentences can also be used at the end of a lesson to reinforce the grammar concepts that were taught.
To do this, choose two sentences from the chapter that is being read, or from the previously read chapter. Write them on the blackboard or on chart paper, omitting all capitalization and punctuation. You might also want to substitute incorrect spellings, usages, or homonyms for some worlds. Lessons such as these help to introduce and reinforce the mechanics of language, within the meaningful context of the selection.