ABCs provides students with vocabulary practice by asking them to think of vocabulary words that are related to many different topics.Students use Picture This cards as a starting point for each topic.Then they come up with related vocabulary items that begin with many letters of the alphabet.This game works well as a whole class activity or as a competition among groups.
Same Different provides students with the opportunity to use their background knowledge about the items on the Picture This cards to create descriptions that compare and contrast two items on a card. This game works well groups of 3, having one student select the two items and the other two students alternate comparing and contrasting the two items.
In Name It!, players take turns using English to describe the items or ideas pictured on the Picture This cards. In turns, one player describes the items with as much detail as possible, while the remaining players try to guess what the student is describing.This game works well as a whole class activity or as a competition among groups.
Guess Which Challenge
In Guess Which Challenge, students create sentences that use one of the words on a Picture This card, and they say the sentence out loud, omitting the word from the card. One student tries to complete all six sentences with the correct word, and then he or she guesses the topic of the card based on the six words. This game works best in groups of 3-4 students.
In a Minute
In a Minute provides students with practice forming questions that begin with why words: who, what, when, where, why, and how. First,players read and respond to the six questions on a Picture This card. Then players race to write as many questions as they can in a set amount of time.This game works best in small groups.
Paraphrase It! provides students with practice saying the same thing in a variety of different ways by paraphrasing. Paraphrasing allows students to be creative with language to express a particular meaning, while practicing different grammatical structures, word forms, and vocabulary. This game works best in groups of 3-4 students.
Pass It On
In Pass It On, students use the vocabulary words on a Picture This card to create a story. This game provides students with the opportunity to be creative with language and to use their imagination to tell a silly story. This game works best in small groups.
In Simple Switches, students ask each other questions that they have altered from the original question on a Picture This card.The questions on the card act as a starting point for the students own questions.This is a great scaffolding activity for teaching how to form questions. This game works best in groups of 2-4 students.