Time for a brain break! “Find Someone Who” and “Give One, Get One” are get-to-know games as a brain break. Let your middle and high school students walk and talk as they review.
These partner and circulating speaking tasks will maximize the participation in your classroom. This activity is in Microsoft Word .doc form so that you can customize the discussion to fit the needs of your students.
Give students a few minutes to brainstorm as much as they can. Students use a pencil and walk around the room to find someone to quiz with. They give one answer to get one answer from each other, with back and forth speaking in pairs, alternating generating oral responses. After a given amount of time, teacher stops and debriefs students with “Takeoff/Touchdown” formative assessment.