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Students Teaching Students: Myth Fact Game

Author: Emily Versace Subject: N/A Created: 2018-11-20
From The Author Brain science shows us that the person who does the most talking does the most learning. Using a self-monitored Myth Fact game in small groups allows students to teach each other through collaboration. This can be used during class as a whole-class activity done in small groups, or it could be done as a part of a series of centers where each area has a different activity. I was introduced to this idea during a training called “Training from the Back of the Room” by Sharon Bowman. - Emily Versace

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Toolkit Overview

Actively engaging students in content is the best way for them to learn. Using a Myth Fact game is a great way to introduce concepts, teach content, or review for a test. It is a low-stakes way to see what they know and to give them practice in recalling important information in a collaborative way.

Steps To Implement

1. Look at the content you most want your students to learn, and identify your need-to-know concepts.
2. Create numbered index cards. Each one should have a statement that is true or false related to the need-to-know content.
3. Create a card with the answer key; place this in an envelope.
4. Decide how you want to present the exercise. All students could do this activity in small groups at the same time, or they could be done at centers where the students move as a group and do a different learning activity at each center.
5. Create a card that has instructions for the game on it. One person should be designated as the facilitator at the table to keep the activity on track.
6. As a group they should sort the cards into two piles, Myth or Fact. Once all their cards are sorted, one member of the group can open the answer sheet, and they can see how well they did.