Some students will prefer to figure out games in their heads, but others may need additional support. When introducing a game to your class, consider offering scratch paper or graphic organizers to help organize students’ thoughts, if they are so inclined, and provide a place for them to think things through as they play.

Graphic organizers can also help you observe the mental processes students went through as they played the game. This could be helpful in analyzing their errors and misconceptions to see where else you can help them in future lessons.

For a complete collection of graphic organizers made by BrainPOP, please visit BrainPOP Educators.