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jwkelley
November 8th, 2011, 10:23
What games out there are good for getting kids to teach each other vs testing knowledge and letting higher level kids rifle off stuff they already know?

agrilledfish
November 8th, 2011, 22:23
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but there's one activity I've seen that may help. General outline:
Make groups of 2-4 students. The group works together to complete some sort of worksheet. Group members take turns getting information by going up to the ALT or JTE and asking them questions. They memorize the answer and go back and tell the group. A different group member writes the answer. If the student forgets, he or she can come back and ask again as many times as they need to, as long as it's the same student. Whichever group finishes first wins prizes.

Make sure somebody different comes up every time so everybody has to listen and comprehend. If this is a problem, you can assign specific questions to different group members. Also make sure they take turns writing the answers.