A “game” to consider that we do every once in a while in my classes is “Señor dice..” or “Simon says..” While we were doing TPR the first few weeks many students said many times we should “play” Simon says”. So we did after I felt we had enough vocabulary built up. The students loved it. Now, about 2-3 times per week they ask to play Señor dice.. I of course do not do it on a weekly basis but every couple of weeks when we’ve built up a good chunk of vocabulary/structures and gestures we’ll do a game of Señor dice. My students absolutely love it and they in fact beg for it all the time. And I don’t even see it so much as a game, I see it as recycling and practicing all of the words they’ve learned thus far. And it’s A LOT of repetition of the “s/he says..” structure.
CI and the Research (cont.)
Admins don’t actually read the research. They don’t have time. If or when they do read it, they do not really grasp it. How could
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I played Simon Says last week with my eighth graders— we call it Diego Dice. But the trouble was the kids who got out fairly soon were out of the game and not paying attention to the ones who hung on. Any suggestions on how to keep every one involved?
Hey Susan. That’s one reason I don’t play Simon Says. I’ve had like one great game with total involvement but usually that happens. Plus I can’t think of commands with all of them staring at me like that. If the Word Wall is behind them I can do it.