Fun, Effective Classroom Games for all GradesFun, Effective Classroom Games for all Grades

It’s a well-established fact that classroom games are very effective in teaching kids a variety of skills.

“Play to learn” is an axiom that many teachers have heard throughout the years, and today, frequent contributor Janelle Cox outlines several classroom games that can me altered for students of all ages, including:

  • Spot It Fast
  • Life-Size Tic Tac Toe
  • Without a Word
  • And More!

Janelle instructs educators to roll out some classroom games once a week, noting that by doing so, teachers will be engaging and motivating their students.

Do you have any fun learning games that your students love?

Creative Literature Projects Students Love

Regardless of whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, sometimes it’s hard to get students engaged in classic literature. Let’s face it: “The Great Gatsby” simply isn’t great to everyone: Some students will inevitably find the text boring and outdated.

So how does a good English teacher get kids engaged with a book like “The Catcher in the Rye”?

We recently listed out some time-honored tips for engaging kids with classic texts, including:

  • Throw a “Great Gatsby” party
  • Make a “Fahreneit 451” mug shot gallery
  • Have students make “Romeo and Juliet”-type masks to attend a Capulet party
  • And more!

What do you do to put an extra twist to your assignments and lesson plans?

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