Wordy Uppies: A Literacy Activity

Feel like sticking it to the health and safety brigade this week? Then try this…

Grab a football. Then, in a classroom with very high ceilings and minimal windows, or in a playground, do as many ‘keepy uppies’ as you can do. How many did you manage? Five? If so, then the pupil you’re challenging has to come up with at least five words that rhyme. Or five adverbs. Or five figurative techniques. Whatever – it’s up to you!

The great thing about this is, if you’re relatively skilled at keepy uppies then you can differentiate accordingly by ‘accidently’ messing up. If you’re not skilled at keepy uppies then find a teacher or a pupil who is or, even better, get practising! It’s good for you and them!

I need to try this. So do you. Let me know how it goes.

 

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