Here’s another simple game that students tend to enjoy and provides opportunities for many reps of a few target structures. The game is played in pairs. The object is to know as much about your partner as possible.
- Each student sits across from his/her partner. It works best if you can form two lines facing each other. (See below for alternate versions in large classes)
- The partners in one line have a white board, marker and eraser
- The partners in the other line put down their heads and/or close their eyes.
- An image is projected.
- The student with the board writes what he thinks his partner’s opinion will be of the projected image. I recently used images of food and students had to choose between how gross and how tasty.
- The students without the boards open their eyes and , one by one, give their opinions of the image. If it matches with the partner’s guess, the pair gets a point.
- Play continues for several images and then the board is switched to the other partner who now must do the guessing.
- The pair with the most points at the end wins.
- There are many possible variations on the content used. Opinions work great. You can also use random questions. (What is your partner’s age? Mom’s name? Date of birth? Favorite Ninja Turtle? Lunch mod? Class after this one? . . . etc.)
- For larger classes, an entire row or section of class can try to guess the responses of one group member. Each person scores individually.
I need a good name for this game. Any ideas?