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Where Is It?
by: Lee Robbins
Students will improve in their ability to describe place and location
in their writing.
Numbered small paper objects (about 2 inches
tall). This can be seasonal. You could use pumpkins, Christmas trees,
even cartoon characters...I used Easter eggs. Number them from 1 to around
20. Each team will need paper numbered from 1 to 20.
1. Make a chart and pre-teach a lesson on common prepositions (on, over,
beside, above, under, etc.)
Hide your numbered objects around the room. Place some so they can be
easily found, others in more difficult places.
Divide the students into groups of 4. Two children
are the searchers and two are the recorders. When you say "Go", the two
searchers begin looking for a numbered object. When they find one, they
return to their group and whisper to the recorders exactly where they
found it. The recorders write it on their paper in a complete sentence.
This should all be done quietly so other teams don't hear what they found.
The objects can be found in any order.
When the time limit is up (15 minutes is good) have students share their
answers. Give a point for each correct response. The team with the most
Real World Usage:
Use teams of two children. That would allow more children to be walking
around the room if you have the space.