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Loop Cards

Graham Prior

5th September 2014

This is such a great activity (and one of the 'classics') for consolidation and reinforcement of learning.

Loop cards involves writing a number of incomplete sentences about a topic. The sentences are then cut out and randomly handed out to students in the class.

Students are then placed in a circle (loop), hence the name. The teacher then starts off the loop with the first sentence. At the end of this sentence another student needs to continue that sentence with their loop card and so on and so forth.

A good thing to try with this is to time each ‘round’ to see if the students get faster. This adds pace to the activity.

What I like about this is that it involves the whole class, develops listening skills and reinforces prior learning. Once you have a number of ‘topics’ developed, you can keep bringing them out throughout the year as a starter. This aids revision throughout the year.

Graham Prior

Graham is an experienced teacher, examiner, moderator and lover of education with a passion for teaching and learning.

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