Super Mario Telepathy Game
No separate online/Zoom version - use game as is for online classes
No additional font downloads needed
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.
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.
(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
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