With the classroom set up with the desks in 6 rows facing forward, choose one row -either front-to-back or side-to-side- to stand and respond. After the teacher says a sentence or asks a question, the student with the first hand up can respond. If the response is correct, this student may sit down (if incorrect, the student remains standing, and the next fastest student may respond). This pattern continues until there is one original student standing in the line. At this time, the line of students ninety-degrees opposed to the original line and containing the last standing student, stand and become the responders.
Continue play until the students sufficiently understand the correct patterns for responding to be able to continue to the next activity.
With the classroom set up with the desks in 6 rows facing forward, choose one row to stand (I usually roll a single die/dice to choose one row, counting from left to right). This row stands, and in order (front-to-back or back -to-front) each student in turns responds. If the response is correct, the student sits down; if not, the student remains standing, and the chance to respond moves to the next. When all students have responded correctly and sat down, the student who answered incorrectly is given another chance.
Choose another row to stand and continue as above.
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