"Talk a Mile a Minute" is a learning game modeled after “Taboo”, “Pyramid” and “Jeopardy.” Players take turns trying to get their partner to guess the words in a specified category by giving verbal clues describing each word. The categories include Earth's structure, energy transfer in the interior, plate tectonics, classifying rocks, sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, and the rock cycle.
"Talk a Mile A Minute" is a Marzano Strategy in which Ss review key concepts and academic vocabulary terms. This "Talk a Mile a Minute" set includes pre-made vocabulary cards that can be printed and distributed to students teams for immediate use. It's a terrific review before a test, and it's is in Microsoft Word .doc form so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss.
HOW TO PLAY:
1. Copy the list of 5-7 terms under a category title which the teacher will show in the front of the class when the game begins.
2. Organize students into pairs. Player 1 and 2 sit together facing each other.
3. Distribute cards so that only Player 1 faces the words and the Player 2 has their back to the words. Player 1 facing the words is designated the TALKER.
4. On your signal, reveal the terms, say “Go!”, and start the countdown timer.
5. The TALKER tries to get their partner to say each of the words by quickly describing them. The TALKER is allowed to say anything about the terms, “talking a mile a minute.”
The objective is for the students facing the list of words to immediately tell their partner the category (such as Shapes) and attempt to get them to say all of the terms within the minute by quickly describing them BUT only providing them clues such as definitions, synonyms, antonyms.
This product has been classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science: SWBAT
SC.7.E.6.1 Describe the layers of the solid Earth, including the lithosphere, the hot convecting mantle, and the dense metallic liquid and solid cores.
SC.7.E.6.2 Identify the patterns within the rock cycle and relate them to surface events (weathering and erosion) and sub-surface events (plate tectonics and mountain building).
SC.7.E.6.3 Identify current methods for measuring the age of Earth and its parts, including the law of superposition and radioactive dating.
SC.7.E.6.4 Explain and give examples of how physical evidence supports scientific theories that Earth has evolved over geologic time due to natural processes.
SC.7.E.6.5 Explore the scientific theory of plate tectonics by describing how the movement of Earth's crustal plates causes both slow and rapid changes in Earth's surface, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and mountain building.
SC.7.E.6.6 Identify the impact that humans have had on Earth, such as deforestation, urbanization, desertification, erosion, air and water quality, changing the flow of water.
SC.7.E.6.7 Recognize that heat flow and movement of material within Earth causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and creates mountains and ocean basins.
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