I like to use this game as a getting to know you activity for the beginning of the year, after coming back from a long break, or if a new student joins us in the middle of the year.
I have also modified this activity for ELA centers. This download includes a directions sheet as well so you can use it in a literacy center for students to use as an independent or small group activity.
Some of the ways I've implemented this game:
- To monitor/assess speaking and listening skills (i.e. formal/informal language, grammar, usage, etc.)
- Set this up as a writing center; have students write their answers in full sentences, or correctly use vocabulary words in context when answering; use a simile/metaphor in their writing, etc...
There are really endless ways you could implement this activity in your classroom.