A Dramatic Spinner

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I shared an idea with a teacher this week that I thought could be applied across lots of different subjects – and so here it is…

The idea uses the Text Spinner – one of the free Triptico resources and therefore this will hopefully be a helpful idea for people new to the site to try.

Please share the idea with colleagues if you think it could be helpful to them.

As you can see at the top of this post, I created a simple spinner containing different emotions.

The idea is that students spin the spinner and then press the ‘Extra’ button once a selection has been made. This reveals a line from a play which they must deliver in the style selected by the spinner.

In the example above, the selected task was to deliver the following line in a excited manner:

“What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet.”

This idea would obviously work well in an English or drama lesson, but I thought that it could be applied to other subjects too.

For example, in an MFL lesson, the spinner would select an emotion and the extra information would reveal a sentence for students to translate and deliver.

What do you think? Is this an idea that you could use in your classroom?

As with all Triptico activities, the idea takes very little time to create, save and share.