Common Sense is a card game (or literacy center) for use in a small group of students or with the entire class divided into teams. The game allows students practice with word associations and main idea. Given four words that have something in common, the student must determine what the commonality is. If a correct answer is given, the student or team keeps the card. If an incorrect answer is given, the card is returned to the bottom of the pile. The winner is decided by the student or team who has the most points.
Print all of the pieces for Common Sense on card stock or heavy weight paper. For durability, laminate all the pieces. Store all the pieces in a large envelope or zipper style plastic bag. The blank cards are for you and your students to create new items.