Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tips for teachers/parents

  • Keep a special book for each player to write their “Jimmy” stories in. Nice pens or pencils would help too.
  • Particularly promising stories could be edited and published in a class newsletter, but don’t mention that until well after the game. Players will write better if they know it’s a quick game with no pressure.
  • Groups of up to six can work, but with any more players, there will be too much reading aloud and not enough writing.
  • Everyone should be encouraged to share their writing. If reading aloud is too hard, work out another way to share.
  • A whole class could respond to the same cards, and write at the same time. This could encourage different interpretation of the cards.
  • Players should be encouraged to finish their story properly.

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