It's no secret that I love games. I've posted about several throughout the blog, whether they are original games or adaptations of popular games. Either way, games are a great way to help students learn and practice skills.
Many students love the occasional opportunity to play games straight off the shelves. In a classroom setting, it's a good idea to use these games to reinforce what they're learning.
That's why the latest series on the blog will deal with games and ones I recommend to help students think, ponder, practice and use skills we want to see them show all the time. Games are a great way for kids to show "the ability to think through and solve complex problems, or interact critically through language or media."