With kids predictably squirrelly this coming week, here is a game that, if you have a good word wall up, is fun and eats up minutes (which is more important than trying to force CI), but the description is kind of long:
Word Chunk Team Game (WCT):
It would be nice for teachers if communication via language could be done via single words only; their jobs would be much simpler. Unfortunately that is not the case. Languages require that words be grouped together in order for communication to occur.
So we definitely want to learn the art of grouping words together in chunks in our early year comprehension based instructional strategies. Doing this offers students a more robust version of language instead of mere word lists, which is what textbooks provide. Word chunking thus paves the way for more complex language in the future, eventually leading to stories and strong passing rates on exams like the AP.