Barrier games are a simple way to give children a reason to use instructional language effectively.
Children have to work together and use language to complete the task.
A screen is placed between two students.
Speakers have to learn to give clear instructions and descriptions using specific vocabulary.
Listeners have to monitor information and ask appropriate questions to clarify understanding. Remove the barrier at the end of the game to compare and discuss results.
Create your own barrier games to support the themes covered in your language classes.
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To play this Barrier Game the teacher will need to print two copies of the game, then cut out and laminate each individual part.
Students will need to give directions for where to put each object. For example, "put the fish jumping out of the water. Put the moose in front of the tent."
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