Each group will perform their Circular
Advice Activity to the group when finished.
The purpose of this activity is to have students play devils
advocate. If you have just read a short story or children's book
orally, you could have the main character [played by one of your
students] in the center of the group. Several other students
surround the character and the character asks the group for advice.
Or this could be a call in show and the main character is listening
to advice from callers.
Here is an example from the book, "The Balloon Tree"
will determine who they want to be by looking at page 11, and who
will play Leora. Leora
stands in the middle of the group of townspeople. Once you
decide on your role, get up and move to a good sized space. Form a
circle with Leora in the middle. Leora moves from person to person asking advice about how
to find a balloon to plant. Townspeople are curious as to why she
would need this and she may tell why, but must get some advice as to
what to do about this serious situation. Some townspeople may be
sympathetic and try to counsel Leora, thinking she has lost her
mind. They may be thinking: Who would want to plant a balloon?
Others may realize a coup has taken place and advise her where to