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Teacher Edition: ESL Puzzle Game for ESL Lessons or other Disciplines feat. Katie Sill – 028

Teacher Edition- Episode 28: ESL Puzzle Game for ESL Lessons or other Disciplines feat. Katie Sill!

Episode Overview

In this “Teacher Edition” episode of Board Gaming with English, Dustin talks to Katie Sill about how she has used a puzzle game in her class. Katie uses the puzzle game for her AP English Literature course. It is also great as an ESL puzzle game! Katie shares her experience as a teacher and how she has implemented the puzzle game in her class, as well as, some other games. Katie Sill is currently teaching PreAP English Literature at Hangzhou High School in Hangzhou China. With a BA in Creative Writing and International Studies, Katie moved to China to complete her MA in International Education through Concordia University, Irvine’s MAIS program. To get in touch with Katie, email her at k80sill@gmail.com.

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Thank you to Revolution Void for their wonderful contribution of a segment of their song “How Exciting” for our introduction. The song can be found in full on this music archive.

Thank you to Purple Planet Music for their song “Mumbai Mood” on our Desert Island Questionnaire Segment: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Episode Topics

Katie Sill

Katie Sill is currently teaching PreAP English Literature at Hangzhou High School in Hangzhou China. With a BA in Creative Writing and International Studies, Katie moved to China to complete her MA in International Education through Concordia University, Irvine’s MAIS program. To get in touch with Katie, email her at k80sill@gmail.com.
Katie’s Desert Island Questionnaire: Scrabble, Scattergories, and Catch Phrase

Making a Board Game!

Katie talks about her experience making a board game when she was in high school. This is a great project to help students review various topics. It is a great project-based learning activity for students in various subjects. Listen in to hear what Dustin has to say about this type of project and the implications in the classroom.
Katie also talks about a guess who game to help students learn about historical figures. A great game for history class!

ESL (and other disciplines) Puzzle Game

Katie and Dustin talk about a puzzle game she has used in her class to help her students with terminology in her English literature class. This puzzle game is a game to help students learn various concepts, definitions, or vocabulary. Take a listen to hear how Katie used it in her class. She talks about some of the rewards of doing this activity in class. She also addresses some of the challenges.

Check it out below:

Download the template! You can add your own terms, definitions, examples, etc. to the template.


Games in this Episode

Throughout the episode, Katie and Dustin mention a few games. If any of these games sound like something you might enjoy playing personally or in your class, you can help support our podcast by purchasing these games through our Amazon affiliate links. We will earn a small commission at no expense to you. Check out the games below:

Katie’s Desert Island Questionnaire

Scrabble and…

Scattergories

Catch Phrase

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