- Choose one or more short pieces of text (about 5 lines).
- Make enough copies of the text for each pair of participants to get
one. (You can use different texts for each pair if you like, but they
need to be the same length and difficulty.)
- Stick the texts up around the room at some distance from where
the participants are sitting.
- One person in each pair sits on a chair with a pencil and paper.
Their partner has to stand up and run to where the text is. They
read it (probably chunk by chunk), memorize it and run back to
their partner. They have to dictate it to their partner, helping in
any way they can without writing it. For example, “Actually,
community has two ‘m’s”, and so on.
- The winners are the first pair with the first absolutely correct
version of the text.