This activity is a fast fun way for students to practice using multiple repetitions of simple ‘Is it . . . ?’ and ‘Does it . . . ?’ question forms to guess a hidden picture.
Review asking ‘Is . . . ?’ and ‘Does . . . ?’ questions with the students. Non-readers will need cues as to the type of question form that should be used. For example, “Start your question with ‘Does . . . ‘“
Two students get a picture card from a color group. That picture is kept hidden from the other student. Each student gets a bingo-type card and a set of questions cards from the color group that matches the hidden card in the other student’s hand. Each student will also need tokens or chips to cover the pictures on the bingo card.
The first student asks questions from each group to narrow down the choices. For example, ‘Is it a fruit?’ If the answer is yes, the student covers up all the cards that are NOT fruit. A question is then asked from group 2. ‘Is it green?’ Cards that do not match are covered with a token. The student continues asking questions until there are only 1 or 2 choices left. The question on the last card is then asked.
Is It? Does It? Using Interrogative Reversals
by Kathy G
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