Using the traditional Connect-Four game in an English class to give students a fun way to practise class content.
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Step 1: Draw Up a Grid
Draw up a standard Connect-4 grid on the whiteboard (6*7)
Step 2: Name Each Column
Write a sentence or word (or draw a picture) from todays content above each column
Step 3: Assign Teams (O and X)
Choose which students go into which team. Two teams will play, one as X and another as O.
Step 4: Students Take Turns Choosing Columns
Students choose which column they want, with each team taking turns. They must say the name of the column and use the name/word in a sentence (also from the classes content) to use that column. Place their X or O at the bottom-most available slot.
Step 5: Four in a Row Wins
The first team to get four in a row wins. The "Four-in-a-row line" can be diagonal, vertical or horizontal.