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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sat, Sep 29 2012 (07:29)

On September 28, 2012, Dr. Alexey Root taught the Scholar’s Mate Activity from her book Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities to 16 students. There was also time to finish games left over from last week and play new games. After Denton High School chess club, 15 students, Mr. Mueller, and Dr. Root attended a social gathering hosted by our chess club’s historian’s family.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Sep 25 2012 (20:17)

Before I began teaching each group, I reminded students to raise their hands to contribute answers. Each group spent about 15 minutes with me. When not with me, each group played chess games supervised by the Chess Program Director.

Bishop Day for Beginners

Let’s try to move a bishop from one location to another in the fewest

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HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Sep 21 2012 (20:56)

For Denton High School Chess Club on Friday, September 21, those who will be competing in the Scott Watson tournament on October 13 played a G/30 notated game. Everyone else played for fun or learned basic endgame checkmates (such as king and queen versus queen) from Dr. Root. 16 students attended.

 
GREENHILL CHESS #1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Tue, Sep 18 2012 (22:25)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 was my first day of teaching chess at the extended day program at Greenhill School, Addison, TX. Chess runs from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Tuesday through November 13. Three groups (beginner, experienced, and advanced) rotated to me during the hour. Before I began teaching each group, I explained my expectation of their raising hands before they speak to allow everyone a chance to think without the answers being given away. I also mentioned that I will give a warning for inappropriate classroom behavior and that a second instance will mean that they need to go see the Chess Program Director. I had a demonstration board and, nearby, one chess set for every two children for the “practice” parts of my lesson plan. I had a pad to write my name and the agenda for Rook Day for each of the three groups. Each group spent about 15 minutes with me. When not with me, each group played chess games supervised by the Chess Program Director.

Rook Day for Beginners

How does a rook move and capture? (lecture format at demonstration board, calling on children to answer questions)

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BRONCO NIGHT CHESS TABLE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Sep 14 2012 (19:45)

Two chess club officers and three chess club members volunteered at Bronco Night. They took turns playing each other and playing students and adults who stopped by our table during open house. Dr. Root believes that there will be a bigger attendance this Friday at Denton High School chess club because of the successful Bronco Night chess table.

 
HIGH SCHOOL CHESS #3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Fri, Sep 14 2012 (19:44)
On September 14, 2012, Denton High School students practiced basic checkmates (such as king and queen against king) and openings before Dr. Alexey Root’s lecture on Material versus Activity. Then there were a series of announcements about upcoming events, such as Bronco Night (Open House on Monday, September 17), where Chess Club will have a table.
 
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And for the chess-player the success which crowns his work, the great dispeller of sorrows, is named "combination."

-Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941)



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