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Title: Count to Ten

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF IDEA: Students must count to ten without any two students saying any numbers at the same time.

* Each student may only say one number.
* Students may not count in any pattern (e.g. around a circle) or communicate who will say the next number in any way.

1. The teacher begins by saying “1”
2. Another student should say “2,” then another “3,” and so on.
3. However, if two (or more) students say a number at the same time, then the counting must begin again (from 1).

* Numbers 1-10 may be substituted for days of the week, months of the year, or higher numbers.

Because of the repetitive nature of this activity, it is great for helping new language learners acquire basic vocabulary. Furthermore, this activity is inclusive; the success of this activity depends on whole class concentration and participation.

Submitted by: Colleen Grandy

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