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    The Telephone is Ringing

    Advocacy Focus, East Early College High School


    Monday, October 9, 2017




    Essential Question (Why?): What are the different methods of communicating verbally?



    Task: To participate in the Telephone Game


    1. Make sure the group is in a circle
    2. Rules:
      1. Everyone must remain silent during each round.
      2. Select one starting speaker-- he or she will start the telephone phrase.
      3. The phrase must be whispered and only stated once.
      4. The phrase must be school appropriate.
      5. After the last person has received the telephone phrase, he or she will announce it to the entire group.
      6. Verify and discuss the similarities and differences between these two phrases.
      7. Each round should have a different person starting.

    Round 1: Create a two-word phrase (try to have these words rhyme/or start with the same    

                         letter-like Angry Apple or Blue Balloon

    Round 2: Create a longer phrase with 3-5 words.

    Round 3: Use a complete sentence 5 or more words.

    Round 4: If the group is up for the challenge, then use a tongue twister. https://www.engvid.com/english-resource/50-tongue-twisters-improve-pronunciation/


    • This activity does work better if the instructor creates the phrases and just provides them to the first speaker of each round, but if your group is capable/mature, then they can create appropriate phrases on demand.

    Reflection and Discourse


     1. Why do we have miscommunications with our classmates and friends?

                  Refer back to the Telephone Game experience to answer.