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Paper Telephone (descriptive writing game)
« on: May 08, 2018, 04:19:13 PM »
Paper telephone is a fun variation of the game "telephone." It involves a group of 6-10 taking turns passing around a piece of paper and either writing a sentence or illustrating the sentence. Here are specific instructions on how to play the game: https://www.thegamegal.com/2011/06/18/paper-telephone/


This game could be adapted for descriptive writing in a Harry Potter lesson. For example, the given sentence could be: Harry Potter happily danced around the scary Whomping Willow.


This sentence would be passed to the next player, who would illustrate it, then pass to the next player. The next player does not see the original sentence, but only the illustration. So that player would have to rely on descriptive writing skills to describe the illustration. Then he/she passes on the drawing to the next player, who draws a picture based on the sentence. And so on.


This is a fun and interactive way for students to practice descriptive writing skills. The teacher can also introduce certain requirements or parameters, such as each sentence needs to use a certain number of verbs and adjectives, or even a simile/metaphor.