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Super Mario Telepathy Game

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

No additional font downloads needed

Game Features

  • Imagery, sounds, and animations closely resemble an actual Super Mario game.

  • Includes a writing worksheet for the game.

  • If playing the game more than once with the same students, merely reorder the game slides to make it feel like a fresh game.

How to Play

  • Students play this game individually.

  • On each slide, students choose one of three mystery blocks by writing the word/sentence above the block.

  • Once students are finished writing (or the music has stopped), press the spacebar or arrow key to reveal how many points they got from the box they chose.

  • Gold mushrooms are worth +2 points, red mushrooms +1 point, and poison mushrooms -1 point.

  • Students circle which mushroom they received next to the sentence they wrote on their worksheet and add up their scores at the end of the game.

Variations

  • This game can be played in pairs or groups as well. I usually give each pair/group a mini whiteboard to write their answers on. They can keep track of their own points on their whiteboard too.

  • For the online/Zoom version of this game, students can just write the sentences and keep track of their score in their notebook or on a piece of paper instead of using the game's provided writing sheet.

Runtime

(based on experiences from me and other teachers)

  • Time: 18min; Students: 16; Skill Focus: Writing; Finished: Yes (Played with 3rd grade. After each round I asked them to raise their hand if they chose to write down a certain word. If I didn't do this, maybe the game would have been about 15 minutes.)


  • Time: 15min; Students: 24; Skill Focus: Writing; Finished: No, finished 8 out of 12 rounds


  • Time: 15-20min; Students: 24; Skill Focus: Writing; Finished: Yes


  • Time: 30min; Students: 24; Skill Focus: Writing; Finished: Yes (played with 3rd graders)


  • Time: 25min; Students: 28; Skill Focus: Writing; Finished: Yes (Played with 3rd grade middle school students split into teams of 4 - each took turns writing the answers. Also added additional slides to make the game last 25 minutes.)


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