It might be... Inferences with Modals Board Game

The Gaming Grammarian
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Description

This fun board game gives students a chance to practice modals of probability and inferences. The object of the game is to infer a specific person or thing from a category and set of clues. The inference must then be expressed using a modal verb in the sentence. The categories are: sports, occupations, food, famous places, famous people, animals. The fewer the clues required to guess the correct answer, the more spaces one moves on the board. A Google Slides digital board game is also available.

Materials Not Provided: markers for each student

To Prepare: print, laminate, and cut the game board and cards (one set for each group of 2-4 students)

To Play:

1. Shuffle the cards and place them face down in a pile. Put all markers on start.

2. Student 2 takes a card and reads the category and first clue to student 1. Student 1 then makes a guess as to what the answer might be, using a modal of probability in his/her sentence (ie: It could be a banana. It might be an orange. It must be an apple.)

3. If the student is correct, he/she moves his/her piece 6 spaces. If not, the next clue is read.

4. Clues are read, and guesses made, until a correct answer is given or there are no clues left. A player only moves when a correct answer is given, the sooner a guess is correct, the more spaces he/she moves.

5. Play continues with Player 3 reading clues to Player 2, and so on.

6. The first person to reach finish is the winner.

For more information about this game, and other inference practice activities, see the blog posts:

Inferencing: It Might Be...

Inferences? For Sure!

For more information about this, and other modal verb practice activities, see my blog post Modal Verb Practice.

More modal verb practice:

Modal Verbs Board Game

Modal Verbs Digital Board Game

It might be...Inferences with Modal Verbs Digital Board Game

Using Modal Verbs to Make Polite Suggestions Board Game

Using Modals to Make Polite Suggestions Digital Board Game

Total Pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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