Category Archives: LANGUAGE

EASILY TEACH LANGUAGE: Pick a card, any card!

You can easily teach language using magic.  In this trick, how you express it determines your WIN at every turn!   PREPARE: Count out cards into three piles: First stack:  3 cards (use any cards) 2nd stack:  4 cards (all 3’s from … Continue reading

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TEACH MATH USING MAGIC: Crazy Phone Book!

Here is a great idea to teach math using magic!   This trick is basically a word MATH problem, reading and deciphering the instructions of the trick will help boost students’ reading level and comprehension. Also, getting up in front of … Continue reading

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MAGIC HELPS TEACHERS: Double entendre?

Magic helps teachers present language principles in an understandable way, like this trick (for older grades) which develops reading/language comprehension. First, get a feeling for HOMOGRAPHS — which are the basis of this trick — in this video:   Effect: The … Continue reading

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MAGIC ENGAGES STUDENTS: Today’s News Headline Prediction!

  Here’s an example of how magic engages students so well that a complicated LANGUAGE principle is made simple…   EFFECT: “Magician” teacher says she mailed out a prediction to a friend a week ago to PREDICT today’s newspaper HEADLINE.  … Continue reading

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TEACH LANGUAGE WITH MAGIC: Color Bar Experiment!

  This is a fun way to teach LANGUAGE with magic.  Here you utilize language in a way to make people believe they have a free choice to choose any color on the board, when in reality they only have one choice: … Continue reading

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TEACHING CORE SUBJECTS EFFECTIVELY: 3 Coins Trick

It need not be difficult teaching core subjects effectively.  Let magic help you with this!  Here is a simple trick to perform, and the LANGUAGE used dictates WHICH coin actually is matched by the magician.     EFFECT: Magician/teacher lays 3 coins … Continue reading

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FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS: “DRY” water – a MIND-warp!

Especially for classroom teachers, this trick gets kids interested in the LANGUAGE ARTS and is brought to you by a former Elementary and Junior High School teacher: Alan J. McCormack, Professor Emeritus of Science Education, San Diego State University, and … Continue reading

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