Row Game (all levels)
Name of Teacher: Devin Holloway
Class/Grade/Language Level: all levels
Textbook and specific lesson: any
Goal: warm-up; practice answering questions
Preparation: a list of questions
Class time: 10 minutes
Have an entire row stand. I usually start with the first row, but you can begin with any row of students you like. In rapid fine succession, I ask questions that get progressively harder (“What color do you like?” to “Who is taller, me or (JTE)?” to “Is Botchan a book written by Soseki?” for JHS 3nd year, for example.) If a student answers correctly, they may sit. When the last student in the row is left, their column must stand and a new round begins. This can continue until the where class has played or for however long you’d like/have time.