Grade: Elementary
Subject: Language

#732. Team Directions

Language, level: Elementary
Posted Fri Dec 4 05:47:43 PST 1998 by Cherrie K. Allen (
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO United States
Materials Required: paper, crayons, and pencil for each student
Activity Time: no longer than 30-45 minutes
Concepts Taught: Listening and Oral Communication

Group students into four teams. Each group needs to form a huddle, like football teams. Give each student drawing paper and crayons. Call one member from each team to give a direction. An example is "Draw a blue dot in the top right hand corner of each of your papers." Have one person from the studnets to repeat the direction to you, so that you know that they all understood them. Then the four team members go back to their team, and they deliver the directions. Encourage the teams to discuss the direction and agree upon it before completing hte task. Continue this until all members have delivered a "play" to their team. Discuss and compare the completed projects.