The objective of the game is to ‘build’ sentences using the words on the cards.
There are only two rules for the sentences…
1 – They must be grammatically correct.
2 – They must be something that is usually spoken and makes sense.
The following sentence is grammatically correct but it doesn't make sense…
“My calculator is a giraffe.”
After you have used these directions below you’ll want to make up your own rules depending on the students you have.
There are a thousand different ways that these cards can be used.
Here’s what I do for my classes of about 30 students…
Divide the class into teams of about 4, 5 or 6.
Each team gets a set of ten cards of the following word groups.
1 white card (The Joker!) (0 points)
3 yellow cards (5 points)
2 pink cards (10 points)
2 green cards (15 points)
2 blue cards (20 points)
The teams must build a sentence from the words on the cards.
They don’t have to use all the cards.
They can only use one word from each card.
They must use at least one picture word from any card.
The Joker can be used as any word.
The sentence must be grammatically correct and make sense.
The team with the most points wins that round.
You can run a few rounds of the game by swapping the sets of cards around each team.
I think that about covers it…
Good luck and give me feedback and ideas on how you use the cards!