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Around-the-Room Review

Subjects

  • All Subjects

Grade

  • 3-12

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Brief Description

Students ask and answer questions in an around-the-room review.

Objectives

Students will

  • review content and skills.
  • pay close attention so they don't miss their turn.

Keywords

review, chance, reinforcement, skill

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • teacher-prepared questions
  • a 3- by 5-inch index card for each student

Lesson Plan

Select a topic for review. This activity lends itself to reviewing vocabulary, math, and just about any other area of the curriculum.

Before the Lesson
This lesson requires some preparation:

  • On the first index card, write a question for students related to the topic of the review/reinforcement activity.
  • On the second card, write the answer to the question on the first card. Write a second question on the back of the card.
  • On the third card, write the answer to the question on the back of the second card.
  • On the back of the third card, write a third question.
  • On the fourth card, write the answer to the question on the third card -- and so on...
  • Finally, on the last card, write the answer to the question on the next-to-last card, but do not write a new question on the back of that card.
Note: No two questions can have the same answer. Each question must have a different answer.

The Game
After the cards are prepared, shuffle the cards and give one card to each student. Which student has the card with only a question on it -- and no answer on the back? That student starts the activity by reading aloud his or her question. All students must pay attention as the student reads the question because one of them has the answer to that question on his or her card. The student who has the correct answer reads it aloud. Then that student turns over his or her card and reads the question on the back. The student who has the answer to that question reads aloud the answer, then turns over his or her card and reads the next question -- and so. The game continues until the last student -- who has an answer, but no question, on his/her card -- reads the final card.

Collect the cards. If you haven't finished, the game can be completed on another day.

Assessment

End the activity with a quiz that includes ten of the questions posed in the game. Each student should correctly answer at least 8 of the 10 questions.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

The game can be adapted to support a wide variety of national standards.

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