October 7, 2016

Word Chunk Team Game For the Win!!!

So, the WCTG is amazing.  It is fun, kids love it, and the kids who are the people who decide if the teams have their hands up first and who decide if the teams do their gestures in perfect synch LOVE it.  It is a powerful classroom management tool and a perfect reward for classes that are doing well during the week.  We aim to play it every other Friday.  We might just play it every Friday in May and June, by way of review.

Part One
Part Two

You will see us reviewing the rules and starting play.  You can even see an exciting 60-second round of Skee-Ball!  Where the points really rack up!

It is a great bonding experience as the teams do not change all year and the points accumulate till June.

For more information, check out Ben Slavic’s The Big CI Book.


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About Lanny Ball

For more than 23 years, Lanny has taught, coached, presented, staff developed, and consulted within the exciting and enigmatic world of literacy. With unyielding passion and belief in the possibility of workshop teaching, Lanny has worked to support students, teachers, and school administrators around the country in outgrowing themselves as both writers and readers. Working first as a classroom teacher, then as a coach and TCRWP Staff Developer, Lanny is now a literacy and reading consultant in Northwestern Connecticut. Outside of literacy, he enjoys raising his three ambitious young daughters with his wife, and playing the piano. Find him on this blog, as well as on Twitter @LannyBall. Lanny is also a co-author of a blog dedicated to supporting teachers and coaches that maintain classroom writing workshops, twowritingteachers.org.

2 thoughts on “October 7, 2016

  1. jabuhl

    I know I have seen instructions for this activity somewhere. I don’t have the Big Book, but I have three other Ben books and the Easy Way. Will I find it there?



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