I needed to check how my kids were doing in reading in first year.
They arranged their chairs into a double circle, with partners sitting across from each other. They took the complete packet of recent stories. Their job: to read each story in English to the partner, then draw three pictures and add captions from that story. Meanwhile, I listened to all the five kids around me. If I heard them reading, I didn’t have to listen again, but mostly I asked each student to read quickly to me in English. Then the outer circle (where I was sitting) moved two places to the right, and the inner circle moved three places to the right, and we’d start with another story. It gave me the chance to listen to more than half of my 30 kids in just about 20 minutes, and they were all very active in the meantime.