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101 Classroom Games PDF

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    With 101 Classroom Games: Energize Learning in Any Subject, not only can you help your students improve their study skills, but you can also aid them in reviewing what they already know about a topic or subject, prepare them for formal and informal assessments, and see them embrace learning experiences as enjoyable.

    You never knew a game of Splat, Snap, or Howzat! could pack so much educational punch, did you? All 101 games in this handy book make learning memorable, fun, and successful. You can use them as effective starter activities, for the middle part of a lesson to reignite learning when you see the kids’ eyes start to glaze over, or as complete activities to help you assess your students’ learning.

    Each game provides you with

    • ready-to-go plans to implement the game and shorten your planning time;

    • stimulating lesson content with variations and progressions to suit your students’ ages and abilities;

    • illustrations to help you understand how the game works; and

    • teaching points and prompts to keep the game fun, interesting, and effective.

    These games create a stimulating learning environment where students undertake tasks and solve problems by interacting with their surroundings, other students, and you. They provide a great alternative to traditional methods of learning and assessment. Most of all, the games do just what you’d like them to do: help your students learn, improve their skills, and enjoy the educational process.

    Audience

    Resource for teachers of all ages, and particularly useful for teacher trainees.

    Table of Contents

    Games

    1. Ace of Spades

    2. All Bases Covered

    3. Amnesia

    4. Baseball

    5. Basketball

    6. Beach Volleyball

    7. Bidding for Success

    8. Boxing Clever

    9. Bull’s-Eye

    10. Chain Gangs

    11. Championship Golf

    12. Connect 4

    13. Crossfire

    14. Definition Bingo

    15. Domes and Dishes

    16. Faster, Higher, Stronger

    17. Fortune Teller

    18. Four in a Row

    19. Full House

    20. Good Arrows

    21. Great Balls of Fire!

    22. Hand Over Hand

    23. Head to Head

    24. Heads or Tails

    25. Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

    26. High Jump

    27. Howzat!

    28. I Am Not

    29. It’s Just a Jump to the Left . . .

    30. Judge and Jury

    31. Killer Questions

    32. Knockout Arguments

    33. Ladders

    34. Last Past the Finish Line

    35. Let’s Get Ready to Tumble

    36. Lie Detectors

    37. Make It, Draw It, or Mime It

    38. Marbles

    39. Missing Links

    40. Number Minefield

    41. Our Survey Says . . .

    42. Overtake

    43. Pairs

    44. Pass It On

    45. Peek, Copy, All In, or Save

    46. Penalty Shootout

    47. Phone a Friend

    48. Pick and Mix

    49. Picture Perfect

    50. Pin the Tail on the . . .

    51. Pool Championships

    52. Post-it Note Scramble

    53. Puzzled

    54. Question Ball

    55. Question Conkers

    56. Quizzical Chairs

    57. Racing Cars

    58. Randomizer

    59 Red Herrings

    60. Red or Black

    61. Relay Runners

    62. Remember My Name

    63. Remember, Remember

    64. Review Tennis

    65. River Crossing

    66. Rock, Paper, Scissors

    67. Roll With It

    68. Run Around

    69. Sabotage

    70. Show Jumping

    71. Snakes and Ladders

    72. Snap

    73. Splat

    74. Stand to Attention

    75. Stand Up and Be Counted

    76. Steal a Brain

    77. Step Up to the Challenge

    78. Stop the Clock

    79. Straws

    80. Strike a Deal

    81. Super Bowl

    82. Surf’s Up

    83. Tenpin Bowling

    84. The Hat

    85. The Picture Board

    86. Time Assault

    87. Time Bombs

    88. Topic Lotto

    89. Traffic Lights

    90. True or False?

    91. Walkabout

    92. What’s the Question?

    93. Which Way Is Best?

    94. Who Am I?

    95. Who Wants to Be a Smartie?

    96. Winner

    97. Wise Words

    98. Withdrawal

    99. Whiteboard Wonders

    100. Word Grids

    101. Word Rebounds

    Author

    Gareth Long earned an MSc coaching degree from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. He is a senior lecturer and programme leader in coaching and physical education at University College Plymouth of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England. In leading a team of instructors in teaching theoretical physical education, Long became interested in using games to facilitate classroom learning. He is the editor of Soccer IQ, an online coaching resource. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing and coaching football (meaning soccer, of course!).

    Harvey Grout is a senior lecturer in sport coaching at the University of Gloucestershire in Gloucestershire, England. He earned an MSc in physical and health exercise in sport psychology and previously taught physical education for six years. He has also served as a physical education tutor for the postgraduate certificate in education and is the founder of careers-in-sport.com. He enjoys playing cricket, football, and golf.

    Stuart Taylor is a lecturer of coaching and physical education at University College Plymouth of St. Mark and St. John. He is currently completing his MSc in performance analysis at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC). He earned his physical education teaching degree from Manchester Met, Alsager. Stuart was the head of key stage 5 physical education and sport at one of the UK’s first sports colleges, where he developed an interest in engaging students through practical games in the classroom environment. Stuart is editor of Sport IQ online resources and is a national INSET presenter for examination physical education. In his spare time, he likes to surf, ski, and coach rugby.