The First Game Was An Mla Puzzle Game

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The first game was an MLA puzzle game. I had taken one of my papers, pasted it to chipboard (the cardboard for puzzles), and cut it into puzzle pieces. Some pieces were paragraphs, one was the heading with my name and class information, and each of the sources on the Works Cited page was one piece. I highlighted in different colors the parts of my thesis statement and a corresponding word in each paragraph to help them see the order the paragraphs should go in. Each of the groups finished well within the ten-minute time period allowed, and received a point for each minute under ten that their team finished the puzzle. The MLA puzzle was probably the most successful of the games; however, it did not transition well to the other stations. Of the games, the MLA puzzle reflected a content-based approach most closely. The students were required to understand the formatting of a paper in MLA, and then they had to communicate with other students how the parts of the paper go together. One issue was that many of the students spoke the same native language, so some people in the groups did not speak the target language to complete the task. Had they all used English, the students would have had to communicate the terms ‘work cited,’ ‘thesis,’ and ‘heading’ in order to successfully complete the puzzle, thus reflecting an understanding of the concepts of MLA formatting. Next was a vocabulary matching game. Using Vocabulary.com, I created a list of forty vocabulary words each having a

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