Primary Games: Experiential Learning Activities for Teaching Children K-8

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Primary Games includes a wealth of games for K-8 students that will enliven instruction, boost student motivation, and enhance learning in the classroom or at home. The book features in- and out-of-desk activities that will engage and stimulate students, as well as promote teamwork, skill building, and interactive problem solving.

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"This book is so practical and easy-to-use that virtually any teacher can pick it up and say, 'Aha! I can use that!' Each of the twenty-five games is solidly tied to course learning objectives. And busy teachers will love the step-by-step approach-the book gives not only the rationale for using games, but also the guidelines for employing them."
--Barbara J. Millis, director, Faculty Development Center and former assistant dean, faculty development, University of Maryland, University College

"Primary Games is an indispensable resource for any teacher who is interested in trying to enliven subject matter. It is a versatile tool that lends itself to customizing games to fit many learning objectives and numerous grade levels. The games are creative and fun. The book is a must for every school and classroom library."
--Terry Mulligan, 6th grade teacher, Edgecomb Eddy School, Edgecomb, Maryland

"An outstanding resource for any classroom and home school teacher. I highly recommend this book as part of every permanent professional library."
--Peter Gervickas, administrator, Fort River Elementary School, Amherst, Massachusetts

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Primary Games includes a wealth of games for K-8 students that will enliven instruction, boost student motivation, and enhance learning in the classroom or at home. The book features in- and out-of-desk activities that will engage and stimulate students, as well as promote teamwork, skill building, and interactive problem solving.
Primary Games offers a collection of twenty-five of the most playful and adaptable content-reinforcing games available. These lively and creative game templates are designed to be fun with a purpose. The innovative games included in the book are:

  • Unique, playful, and powerful learning tools
  • Easy to customize to the topic being taught
  • An excellent way to improve student test-taking skills
  • Suitable for one-on-one tutoring
  • Adaptable for diverse learning needs in the classroom
  • Simple to set up and fun to play
  • An easy method for providing immediate feedback
  • A playful and productive way to introduce new and difficult material
This must-have resource also includes a game match matrix that helps educators identify at a glance one or more games that will match the needs of their classrooms and guidelines for customizing games to meet specific learning goals. The book includes hundreds of tips on how to customize games to meet the unique needs of day-to-day classroom or home school situations. In addition, the book includes recommendations of games that will help educators meet special challenges such as the first week of school, test preparation, and material review.

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