Love this idea for indoor or outdoor phonics. Would support Letters & Sounds Phase 4 'sentence substitution' type games or simple sentence construction games (which could include punctuation or connectives)
Rationale: Ideas for creating a more engaged environment. Criteria Uses strategies designed to personalize info ration and engage students. Reference: Frondeville, T. March Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement.
This would make a great procedure (Harry Wong). Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.