Reading Discovery

Students search the classroom for questions and tell the answers to the teacher.

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Originally submitted by Kyle Peters on April 22, 2010.

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  • First, write or type the questions that are in the teacher's textbook on separate pieces of paper. NOTE: On each page of the Let's Read areas in New Horizon, there are three true/false and three question/answer problems. So, if you are focusing on four pages in the textbook, there should be about 24 questions.
  • Hang the questions around the room. I have my students help me with this.
  • Split the class up into groups with 3-4 students in each group. Tell each group that one person can be only one profession. The three professions are: Adventurer, Researcher and Professor. The Adventurer looks for the questions. The Researcher finds the answer in the book. The Professor tells the teacher the answer.

  • NOTE: You may let the Adventurer take the question off the wall and bring to the desk. If it is a Q/A question, then you ask them the question and they answer. If they are wrong they must go back to the Researcher to find the correct answer.

  • NOTE: If it is a True/False question, then they read the statement and they answer the question. If they are wrong, they must go back to the Researcher, find the correct answer, and then show you in the book.

  • When the students answer correctly they will get to keep the paper.

  • The team at the end of the class with the most pages (due to correct answers) wins the game.

VARIATIONS:

  • This activity was originally designed for smaller classrooms, so if it is a smaller class, tell the students to work individually. They must do everything from searching, researching, and answering the questions. They must leave their books on their desks and they can not take the questions with them to the desk. This way they have to remember the question and then go to their books to find the answer. When they want to answer, they can take the question off the wall and go to you. If they are wrong they must place the question back on the wall, if there are other students trying to answer that question.

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • If your class is a bigger class, make sure the groups are not biased. Let them choose the groups then move a few students around to make it fair. Most of the time friends or more studious students tend to find each other.

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • When this activity is done individually, it takes more time. In big classes, it goes really quickly.

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Estimated time: 30 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

November 08, 2019

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