Alphabetical Order Scoot

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English Class teachers have used movement in the classroom to enhance learning experiences for years and years. Now, worldwide, research is proving that, in classrooms where movement is integrated, pupils perform better academically.  Information needs less revision because pupils retain the content more efficiently.

Mr. Juho, teacher of English Class fourth graders, challenged his class to move around the corridor and classroom to find twenty alphabetical order task cards.  This was a revision exercise for the pupils.

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Some of the task cards were placed way up high. Others were “hidden” down low, even under a table. Pupils had an answer sheet upon which to write their answers. An exercise like this engages pupils intellectually, emotionally, and physically.

3 comments on “Alphabetical Order Scoot

  1. This is a lovely idea! I’m a teacher and I’ve just been to Finland to explore creative pedagogical teaching and learning methods there. My blog is rethinkingtheclassroom.wordpress.com if you’d like to see what I’ve been doing there 🙂

    • ss-k says:

      We will be sure to check it out! -Hope you enjoyed your visit!

      • ss-k says:

        Tomorrow we (the English Classes) are spending the whole school day in the woods. Check out our blog in the next few days to see what activities our pupils were engaged in, both in the woods and later, to add to your ‘children and learning outdoors’ list of experiences.

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