This last summer I spent some time with my six year old cousin. He has some speech issues and sees a speech therapist weekly and is not, in general, a great talker…yet. However he loves playing the Guess Who game. Do you know this game? You have cards with images on them that you slide into a game apparatus and then you choose one of the images and then you ask your opponent yes or no questions to try to figure out which one they selected.
I was in love with the language that this little guy was producing and hearing. “Does it have sprinkles on top?” “Is it cold?” And less anyone think this game is just about language, there is also a clear strategy, as I learned after I lost the fourth straight game in a row. Carson is a Guess Who game master ninja.
My students can do that. I can make that.
So I did.
I’ve made a slide deck with three different games. I had a fourth of people, but I realized that all of the people were, uh, well, all the same, uh, color. And while it represented me, it didn’t represent my students, so I deleted that one. I’ll try to make a better one.
It’s simple, share with students and then they drag the circle onto the image they select and the x’s onto the ones that are eliminated from the questions they ask. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.