Community Level 1 – Acquainted

Materials: Note cards

How To Play: Each player receives a note card with an
interesting fact about something the class is studying, e.g. one
vocabulary word, a spelling word, a part of speech, a fact about a book
they are reading, a character description from a book, etc. In pairs,
players take turns reading their cards to their partners, while partners
listen attentively. When both have finished reading, they exchange
cards and find a new partner. The process is repeated with new partner
and continues until all possible pairings have been made. The activity
is reviewed by reforming the circle and having a sharing session about
what was learned during the activity.

Plan for Success: Review how to move about the room safely. Model finding partners, greeting each other, and actively listening.