In the original post the brilliant teacher got her students to provide the solution to various math problems which were printed on paper cups. Once they had given the correct answer they would stack the cups in order to build a tower.
For my class I used the same idea but in place of math problems I pasted tongue twisters to the paper cups. I stored the cups in empty Pringles cans so when each student came to the front he had to pop a cup out, read the tongue twister and contribute to the construction of the tower. The Pringles cans were covered with a sign that said "reading power tower". We used about 50 cups for this activity and were able to build three towers.
Some tongue twisters were trickier than others which made for some good laughs but the students had a blast.
|Reading power towers|