Saturday, 9 June 2012

Board readers! A graded playing field.

As a follow up to last week's posting about using graded readers with this homemade board, I realised that it is a very good "last minute" or "emergency" option for any class, and works with mixed ability classes.

One class we have at Luna is a family group, so it is often quite contrived to make sure the younger daughter can win a game or be as successful as her big sister etc.

Making sure she could see the board ( and aunt couldn't!) I was able to sneak hints/prompts onto the board to give her a head start. This was really motivating/rewarding for her, as she notched up a cricket score & thrashed her aunt!