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