Tip: Cube Games
How do I do it?
With blank cubes that you’ve made (download a template) or use a store bought dry-erase cube, write tasks on each face of the cube and partners or a small group can take turns rolling for the person to their right who must complete the task. Students pass the cube and roll again. This is a great hands-on strategy for practice and/or review with content and language.
Alternatives & Extensions
On each face, write key content vocabulary and students roll the die and must use the word in a sentence orally or in writing. Write word roots, prefixes, or suffixes on the faces of the cube and the student must give a word or words that use the part of the word rolled. Glue pictures or clip art onto the faces of the cube, students roll and tell a story about the picture rolled then add to the last part of the story including the new picture. The faces can have questions about content or sentence frames that students must complete, for example, e.g. “This piece of art makes me feel __________.” Or “An example of an acute angle is _________.”
Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 1
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Common Core ELA Language Standard 1
Demonstrate command of the connections of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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