Students challenge their partner to see who can say the most things. The person who can't think of something to say within 5 seconds loses and the game is over.
|Level:||Elementary, grade 5 - 6|
|Works with:||I like, I don't like|
|Class size:||Small to large|
You will need:
- Students walk around and find a speaking partner. Paper, scissors, rock.
- The PSR winner starts by saying the first word or sentence. (eg. "I like apples.")
- The loser takes the next turn. They cannot repeat what has already been said. (eg. "I like peaches.")
- If there is a pause, the student waiting starts a 5 second countdown. If they get to zero, game over.
- Once the challenge finishes, find a new partner and repeat.
- Set the rules for what can/should be said clearly by explaining and demonstrating with the HRT. Intentional mistakes during the demo show rule boundaries clearly. eg. When students should be talking about colors: "Blue", "Green", "Apple"... "Is apple OK?"
eg. When students should be talking about fruit they like; "I like bananas.", "I like melon." "Strawberry."... "What's missing? - 'I like strawberries' is OK, only 'strawberries' is not OK."
- You may want to cycle through different categories - 1 minute on colors, 1 minute on fruit, 1 minute on animals, etc.
- Level up: students should also say "Me too." if they think the same as what their partner said. This pushes students to listen and comprehend the language they are using.
- The response is perhaps the hardest part, so making this more difficult should only be attempted with confident students.