Receptive Expressive Language Game Great for teaching questions and answers, and inferencing or problem-solving skills
I love playing guessing games with my students but there are times that they have such difficulty thinking of questions or considering all the answers that they have been given. This is an activity with 5 different categories of things with adapted questions that even a non-reader can ask.
Are you hiding something in your pocket?
Can we guess what it might be?
This is a receptive/expressive language activity that can be played multiple ways.
Have the child pick a card and not show it to the others. The other students can try to guess what is in the pocket (visual supports included).
Have the group know what is in the pocket and have them give him clues to figure it out. You can have the child leave the room and you show the group and then the child comes back in or you have the child sit in a chair with his back to the class and someone can hold the card up.
My students sometimes have difficulty thinking of questions to ask in a guessing game. I made this game to have one major category, but then the student can learn about subcategories and different adjectives that are used in descriptive language. By practicing these in a game the child then begins to have a better understanding of how to use it in their conversation or narratives.
Conversely, we are also working on receptive language skills the child that is putting together the clues needs to organize them and then make a rational guess. I usually reinforce the student when they make these guesses ( yes, you guessed pencil and that is something you can draw with but it is not this)
You can show the cues cards or as the child gets better with the game you can just show them when they are having difficulty.
This game has 5 different categories and 4 cards to a standard page. If you are looking for a simpler game, here are some to check out.
• Receptive/Expressive Language Game: Guess my Pet! A describing game
• Receptive and Expressive Language Game: What Are You Bringing To Dinner?
• Receptive Expressive Language Game: Asking and Answering Questions, Inferencing