Ep 206: 3 Ways to Play One ELA Game - EB Academics

Ep 206: 3 Ways to Play One ELA Game

It’s such a waste of time to use an amazing activity in an ELA lesson and then forget about it. Why spend all of that time and energy creating it, only to use it once? Not to mention the time you spend explaining the process to your students. Why not reuse the activity all year long? We like to call this process rinsing and repeating. It is a super effective way to keep your students engaged while ensuring they are mastering the standards and concepts being taught. In today’s video, I’m talking all about 3 ways to play one ELA game, so you can rinse and repeat it all year long!

Tune in now to hear:

  • [:02] Caitlin explains the biggest mistake ELA teachers make is teaching a lesson one time and then moving on to the next topic. 
  • [:34] Caitlin discusses that she will cover using the game Spoons in your ELA classroom in 3 different ways and with many different topics.
  • [:53] Caitlin dives into using Spoons for a figurative language game.
  • [1:17] She explains how to set yourself up and how to play the game.
  • [4:15] Caitlin gives examples of when you can fit playing Spoons into your lessons.
  • [5:50:] Caitlin discusses the importance of rinsing and repeating lessons.
  • [6:12:] She explains how you can use the game of Spoons with other ELA topics.
  • [8:00:] Caitlin shares examples of many different topics you can use for the game.

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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