DIRE OU INTERDIRE? can be played by francophone and FSL students. You can print the game cards on card stock or business card sheets.
FOR IMMERSION AND FRANCOPHONE STUDENTS:
If your students are confident and articulate in French, have them play DIRE OU INTERDIRE? like traditional Taboo®. Divide the class into two teams. Place the deck facedown on a desk. A player from the first group chooses a card and tells his/her team everything s/he can about the word at the top of the card. The only catch is that s/he may not use any of the words listed under the red and green banner in the descriptions. If the class cannot guess the word within 60 seconds, the mystery word is announced to the class and a player from the second team tries his or her luck. A point is scored each time the mystery word is correctly guessed. It’s usually a good idea for you as the teacher to announce that you will accept synonyms such as "un palet", "un disque" or "une rondelle" for "une puck".
FOR FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE STUDENTS:
If your students are uncomfortable giving clues, turn the rules upside down. Tell them to use the words beneath the red and green banner in their descriptions! This topsy-turvy approach encourages and empowers everyone to participate. You won’t believe what a positive game-changer it is. The green stars indicate challenging cards.
- 42 cards formatted for printing on business card paper or card stock
- a mini-vocabulary
- a how-to-play guide
- an extend-the-lesson activity