Mechanics – The Mini-Whiteboard

Target Targeted

Integrated into the spinner, the mini-whiteboard is used to set language or other targets. For instance, gameplay can be used to practice recently acquired grammar points such as conditionals or modal auxiliaries or verb tenses. Alternately, encourage extensive talking with timed goals ranging from 30 seconds to several minutes. Another use of the mini-whiteboard is to encourage the use of contractions or to task those on the sidelines to practice specific question types. Be sure to use bona fide whiteboard markers to avoid permanently marking the spinner.