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Teacher Edition (Classroom Logistics): Strike a Pose – 024

Teacher Edition (Classroom Logistics): Strike a Pose- an ESL Acting Game

Episode Overview

In this “Teacher Edition” episode of Board Gaming with English, Dustin talks about how implementing an ESL acting game in your classroom called Strike a Pose can be a lot of fun and help engage your students in your English language classes. This is an acting game that can be used as a warm-up in your class or to review vocabulary or content you are teaching in your class.

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Logistics

Implementing Strike a Pose in your classroom is fairly simple. It’s an ESL acting game that can help your students. The game can be used as a warm-up or to review vocabulary. You can purchase the game and also help support a local business in Taiwan, Kanga Games, by following the link below. Keep reading below to see how to play the game in your class. Also, be sure to check out our resources section to use some printables in your class.

Strike a Pose

Implementing this ESL acting game in your classroom is quite simple. All you really need to play the game is a list of 7 different poses that your students can perform and two sets of numbers 1 through 7. You can also check out and download our PDF to try it in your class!

  1. Give each student a number (page 2).
  2. Ask students to find their teammates with the same numbers.
  3. Collect all of the number cards and separate them into different color stacks.
  4. Ask one team to go out into the hall.
  5. Display or read the first “Example Poses” cards to the 6 groups in the classroom.
  6. Give each team a red-colored number. Each group will need to strike a pose based on the number they received.
  7. Keep the blue-colored numbers for the team outside.
  8. When all of the teams know their pose leave the room and give the team outside directions. This team will need to give the correct number to the correct pose to score a point.
  9. Continue until all seven teams have completed a turn of guessing.

 

Our Experience with the Game

Dustin has used this game in his classes as a weekly challenge. The students really enjoyed the game. Grouping students in teams is a fun way to make the game more engaging and cooperative in the class. It also helps ease any shyness students might initially feel about striking a pose.
Be sure to listen to the episode to learn more about his experience!


Resources

Check out our downloadable PDF to see how you can use the game in your class!

Strike a Pose PDF

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