Word Reversals 03

This is an oral language activity that can be done with pupils in middle and senior class standards. On each card are the names of four everyday objects, which may have a loose connection. The purpose of the activity is to help develop the working memory of the pupils, while at the same time encouraging them to speak aloud and learn some new language. The more you do this activity, the better pupils become at it.

The teacher reads out the four items to a pupil in the order that they appear on the card. The pupil must then repeat the four items in reverse order to the teacher. Pupils may find this difficult at first. However, they should get better if they have already completed Word Reversals 1 and Word Reversals 2. which only require pupils to recall three items. When the pupils are used to the items on these cards, the teacher could call out the items starting with the last one and again asking the pupils to reverse them.

There are 48 cards in this resource. They should be printed, cut out and laminated. They should then be kept in a box as the same cards can be used many times over.

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