This pirate-themed game is designed to help your students practice asking yes/no questions, answering questions, and listening to details. Your students have to ask questions in order to figure out which pirate card another student has chosen. It’s similar to “Guess Who?” Here’s how to play the game:
1) Choose a set of game boards to use. There are game boards with 4 pirates, 6 pirates, 10 pirates, and 20 pirates so that you can adjust the difficulty level of the game. There are 5 different game boards in each set. There are a total of 20 different pirates used in the game boards, so the boards with 20 pirates contain the same pirates in different locations and the boards with smaller numbers of pirates may contain different pirates on each board. Give one board to each student.
2) Cut apart the pirate cards on pages 23-24 and turn them face-down on the table. Have each student choose a pirate card and keep it hidden from the other player.
3) Have the first player ask a yes/no question about the other player’s pirate card. I have included 2 different options to help your students ask questions. On page 25, there is a visual cue board that contains the questions “Is your pirate a ________?” and “Does your pirate have _______?” as well as picture choices to complete the questions. On pages 26-30, there are individual sentence strips for 20 different questions that your students may want to ask.
4) The second player needs to answer the question about his/her secret pirate. I have included 4 different visuals for answering yes/no questions depending on the level of your student. The visuals for answering yes/no questions are on pages 31-32.
5) The first player then uses the gold coin cards on pages 34-37 to cover up any pirates that he/she can eliminate based on the answer to his/her question. (You will probably want to print one page of gold coins for each player).
6) The players continue to take turns asking questions and eliminating pirates until one player can guess the other player’s secret pirate. I have included a turn-taking visual on page 33.
7) The first player to guess the correct pirate is the winner.
There are two different pages that list the rules of the game for your students. The first (on page 38) is more complex and only contains words. The second (on page 39) is simplified and contains both visuals and words for younger students.
If it’s too difficult for your students to take turns asking questions, you can modify the game by having one student choose a game board and the other student choose a secret pirate card. The first student asks questions until he/she is able to guess the secret pirate. Then the students can switch roles.
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Activity created by Lauren Laur, CCC-SLP