Getting my low level kids to read is becoming a huge task–it’s the end of the year and the last thing they want to do is open a book.
This book was actually a very quiet activity. We’ve been doing a lot of games lately and so with this game, I gave them the option to NOT have a partner and I know that this was a relief for some of them. The game was much more fun if played with a partner… I mean the strategy and the competition was so enhanced when they played together but by themselves, it was fine too. So many times I think we try to involve them in some huge game when they really just want to do their work and that should be rewarded too. So I was okay with their private reading today I guess, maybe I feel the same way sometimes 🙂
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As partners, you have to be more strategic about where you place your line so that you don’t give away points to your partner. Overall I think it’s better to play it with partners, but again, modifications were needed I guess for my students who have a hard time with that.