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Ministry of Education.

Introducing thought tracking

Ask the class in groups to freeze the action at intervals chosen by the teacher. 

Introduce the activity with these words or a variation to suit your own situation:

"I am going to tap some people on the shoulder and when I do you must say what is in your head as the character that you are rôle playing (e.g. at a football match one spectator might say 'What a goal!', another might say 'I wish me dad were 'ere.')"

Some will do this really well. If so, then praise them! You are looking for concentration and imaginative belief in the situation.

Published on: 08 Dec 2010