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Action Reading

No separate online/Zoom version - use game as is for online classes

No additional font downloads needed

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Game Features

  • Bold, visual design

  • Easy to edit with your own reading material

  • A fun way to get students up and moving while reading

  • Make different levels that increase in difficulty (and fun!)

How to Play

  • All students stand up.

  • When the game starts, they start reading the sentences on the screen together.

  • If a word has a symbol above it, students do the action when they read the word (clap, jump, shout, squat, or spin).

  • I usually like to start out easy (no actions) then gradually increase the amount of actions as students move up to different levels in the game.


  • Instead of reading together, you can have students each read a word one by one.

  • While the game can be used as is for online teaching, feel free to change the actions to better fit your online teaching environment as needed (ex. whisper instead of shout or using more hand motions if you want students to stay seated).


(NOTE: The runtime for this game can VARY depending on how many levels you have and how long the reading passage is.)

STUDENTS: 2     TIME: 10min     SKILL FOCUS: Speaking     FINISHED GAME?: Yes

STUDENTS: 3     TIME: 10min     SKILL FOCUS: Reading     FINISHED GAME?: Yes

  • We had a bunch of students out, leaving us with a super small class. Since we had extra space to move around, this was a great way to fill time while still practicing our reading. I did it with elementary school first graders and they loved it! Will definitely do it again. We took turns with reading and then did a few all together.

STUDENTS: 9     TIME: 5min     SKILL FOCUS: Reading     FINISHED GAME?: Yes

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