Spin the wheel is one of the most common tools that our authors and users utilize in their lessons, and for good reason. You can set anywhere between 2-12 surfaces, then you press the button and the wheel starts spinning. Whatever the different segments stand for is entirely up to you!
You most often see this tool in the intro or closing activities of a lesson as a way of prompting students to discuss what they already know or have learned about something. It's also useful for any type of writing prompt or class activity
where adding an unpredictable element to your lessons is a good way of keeping students engaged through the course of the day or week.
In our morning routines
, spin-the-wheel is used to try to best describe the day's weather. In our lesson on starting a narrative
, the wheel is used to select a fun prompt for students to practice starting a short narrative about a fun topic.
Whether you use our lessons as is, customize them, or create lesson plans of your own, the spin-the-wheel widget is a fun and easily customizable tool that has a place in every classroom. Look around at lessons in our Library and see for yourself!