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Teacher: Alfred Huffaker who teaches at East Knox County Elementary in Mascot, TN. Alfred Huffaker can be contacted at pedemo@aol.com.

Name of Best Practice: Cue Wall

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To provide the student a visual look at the cues for each skill theme taught. This is great for introducing the theme and cues and reminds the students of cues while working on the theme.

Suggested Grade Level: K-5

Materials Needed: Laminated large letters "CUE WALL", Cut-outs of physical education equipment for decorating the wall, Flip chart pages with cues listed.

Cue Wall

On a convenient spot on our gymnasium wall I have a place where the students and I can review all the cues that we discuss and practice in PE class. I call this the CUE WALL. I have decorated this wall with cutouts of balls, tennis shoes, rackets, etc. Below CUE WALL sign (I used a hot glue gun to make this permanent), I put the skill theme we are working on (e.g., volleying, throwing & catching, kicking, etc.)

Beneath that I have created flip charts sheets printed with cues for the theme. This allows me to go through the cues with the class in a central spot and it is permanent. With each new theme change theme name and cues. I laminate mine for future use and to protect during use.

The CUE WALL serves as a nice station to do closure assessments, begin class, and it is a nice place to go to remind students of the cues you are working on during the day.

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Posted on PEC: 9/27/2001 and has received 134 votes.

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