How will we get there?
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 all about transportation with adapted questions that even a non-reader can ask.
You are going on a trip BUT how will you get there?
Can we guess how 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, but put it behind the suitcase (visual supports included) have them try to guess how they will be traveling.
Have the group know the transportation 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 boat, and it is something that goes on the water but this one is something only one person can ride on).
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.
Have fun with this category game around transportation. If you are looking for some other similar products try these
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