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treasure hunt - making reading fun 
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"Treasure Hunt" : Reading lesson that recycles vocabulary learnt so far(eg clothes, animals, furniture) and prepositions.
On small pieces of cardbord you draw, or stick pictures of the items of vocabulary you want to recycle.On the back of the cardbord you stick the instructions necessary in order to find the next item on the map that shows the way to the key for the treasure chest.
Each of the four groups is given "a map" ( An A3 piece of paper on which the objects they are supposed to find are written in the order they are supposed to be found) .
Eg. The blue group 1 a big orange 2 a pineapple3 a brown skirt 4 a shoe 5 an apple tree 6 3 carrots.
The red group 1 melon 2 a big purple carrot 3 a yellow elephant 4 a penguin 5 a small green apple 6 two crows etc
Each group is handed the instructions that would lead them to the first item on their map.
eg The blue group : Find the big orange under a desk. Stick the orange on your map.
On the back of the orange there are the next instructions.
"It is not purple. It is not yellow. It's brown and green. Go to the bookcase and find it. It's a pineapple/ It is on the bookcase
On the back of the pineapple card there are the following instructions: "Go to the door. Near the door there is a brown skirt. Find it" etc
On the back of the card with the Three carrots, the last card to be found by the blue group, they find a piece of the key , cut out of cardboard, that will open the treasure and the following message "This is a piece of the key that unlocks the treasure chest. Colour it and stick it in place on the board"

When all the groups have finished the treasure hunt and found their piece of the key, the "treasure chest" that the teacher has on his desk is "opened" with the key and
the chocolate coins, enough for all the students, are shared and eaten.

This games takes some time to prepare but it makes a good revision lesson and if you cover the map with plastic, everything can be reused time and again. This is my last and best working version of the game. If someone tries it out and finds improvements for it I'd be happy to get the feedback so that I could use it too.

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Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:12 am
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