Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Sunday, 17 February 2013
This encourages students to explore a wider range of reading material and to enjoy it! Students must take the first paragraph from one book, a middle paragraph from another book and a final paragraph from a third book (chosen at random by picking cards). They must then write text to link these paragraphs together, with the aid of "Action" and "Situation" cards (e.g. "Accidently Farting" and "meeting royalty"). Each round of the game can be carried out in around 5 minutes and the chosen books available on cards can be selected depending on the players of the game so the level is appropriate.
Saturday, 16 February 2013
A game to improve literacy of college students, around the use of Subject Verb and Object (SVO) to make simple sentences. Students draw a card from each deck (Subject, Verb, Object) and must say if they form a grammatically correct sentence. If they do, they win a point. If not, the next turn they choose which of the cards they would like to swap. Game continues until one person has 5 points and is declared winner! The is the most basic level, "clauses" would be introduced for the next level of learner.
What Word is a game to encourage understanding of and use of a wider range of English vocabulary for students whose first language is not English. Involves drawing, guessing the words, and finding the theme that connects them!
A mythology themed prototype board game from the workshop at Sir George Monoux College to help students understand tenses. Players have to fill in the blanks in a sentence with the correct tense to work their way past wizzards and monsters to get to the end of the board.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
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Looking forward to running an event at Sir George Monoux College this Friday. It's the first I've run at one institution rather than for a range of people, so it'll be interesting to see how the dynamics change!
Hopefully they'll allow me to share any protoypes they produce, just like at the Leeds event, so I'll post those up here if they do...