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Tic-Tac-Go

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When I was in Suwon, South Korea, my class and I developed "Tic-Tac-Go," which was a combination of Bingo and Tic-Tac-Toe. Separate the class into two teams. Give each student a piece of paper (A5 size or larger) and have the students fold the paper four times, making 16 squares. While they are doing this, draw a large Tic-Tac-Toe (TTT) grid on the board, or draw two. Draw pictorial representations of anything you are trying to teach in each box on the TTT grid. Have the students write the corresponding words on their papers, in any one box they want. (You can also write on the board and have students draw). The students then, as a team, must select one box on the board and correctly identify the picture. If they are correct, the team gets to put their X (or O) in that box. Likewise, each student checks his/her Bingo card for the same thing and marks it, if present. The tension of the game is group loyalty versus individual gain, and the kids don't even notice that they are learning, it goes by so fast. Try it.

Name: Peter
Email: pme4@dana.ucc.nau.edu
Location: Flagstaff, AZ USA

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