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CHESS LESSON PLAN WEEK NINE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Mar 02 2010 (15:20)

For March 2, I had two new boys for a total of 9 (7 boys, 2 girls). This is the lesson plan and also what actually happened today.

Objectives: Students will use algebraic chess notation to read and write chess. Students will propose a best move for presented positions from a game between two of their classmates and tell why they chose that move.

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CHESS AT UTPB PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Mar 02 2010 (07:44)

I gave two presentations at University of Texas of the Permian Basin on Monday, March 1, 2010. For the three-hour morning presentation, 246 schoolchildren and their teachers and coordinators from the gifted and talented programs in Odessa and Midland, and some other educators as well, attended. One boy solved the knight's tour as reported in the local paper. Another local paper also covered the story, and I was interviewed by a TV reporter too.

For the evening one-hour presentation, I had a smaller crowd of about 20 people. For both presentations, participants tried different lesson plans and activities from my books.

 
CHESS LESSON PLAN WEEK EIGHT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Feb 24 2010 (15:04)
For February 23 after-school chess I had four students (3 boys and 1 girl). Some of my students had pre-UIL practices for their instruments, which may explain the low attendance. Objectives: Each student will take notation for some or all of the ladder chess game. Students will discuss the importance of reading and writing in chess and in general, as also covered in my book Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities.

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CHESS LESSON PLAN WEEK SEVEN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Feb 16 2010 (15:42)
On February 16, 8 students (5 boys and 3 girls) attended chess club in the cafeteria. I learned that it is harder for blindfolded students to move like a bishop than a rook. Objectives: Students will work in trainer-trainee groups on the bishop section of chapter 5 of Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities. They will

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CHESS LESSON PLAN WEEK SIX PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Wed, Feb 10 2010 (05:23)
On February 9 I had 12 students (9 boys and 3 girls) in the after-school chess club at Strickland Middle School. For the first time, we didn't get our classroom. Rather, we were in the cafeteria with other after-school groups. On the plus side, this attracted four

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