I am happy to be linking up with Erin at Lovin' Lit for...
My idea is a low-tech one that my Father passed on to me during my first few years of teaching:
Ok - it doesn't sound earth-shattering but it really works in getting the kids up, moving and engaged! This is how it works:
1. Draw a tic-tac-toe board on the whiteboard.
2. Divide the class into 2 teams - the "x" and the "o" team.
3. You decide which team goes first.
4. Let's say it's the "x" team - each student on the team takes a turn answering a question and the first student is "up".
5. The student is asked a question. If they give the correct answer, they get to put the "x" on the board. If the student gives the wrong answer, the other team gets a chance to answer.
6. Go back and forth between teams with each person on the team getting their own question and the first team with 3 in a row wins!
- You could also play several games and keep track of which team has won the most games.
- I usually give the winning team bonus points on a test/quiz.
I have generally used this game to review for spelling tests and/or vocabulary tests but you could easily use this for any concept being taught and it requires very little prep!
Thanks for stopping by!