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Talk on Tuesday: Messenger Game (previously known as Chinese Whispers)

This might be a good idea for revision/Operation Game Changer! 💡

During Talk on Tuesday, I adapted a format of the Messenger Game (previously known as Chinese Whispers) to support students engaging with remembering quotations for English Literature.

Students were in groups of 3 or 4 with one line of students (1 from each group) at one end of the room with a sheet of paper, 1 or 2 in the middle and 1 at the other end with a sheet of quotations. The students in the middle had to be told the quotations by the people with the quotation sheets and relay them to the people with the paper. Groups went at their own pace, with some remembering words one at a time and some whole quotations.

It worked best when there were 2 in the middle as the information had to be held on to for longer. However, it did mean that all students were engaging with information than they might have done if they were copying from the board. It also forced them to consider pronouncing words clearly and listening properly. And, we only had one meltdown! 🏆

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