The point of the game is to identify as many words/sentences (from the current unit of study) as possible within 30 seconds. If you feel that this time is not sufficient for your students, you can adjust the game to be played in a minute or whatever time frame works best for your classes. This game can be played in a few different ways, which will be explained below. This game is also very flexible and can be adapted to meet the needs of your classes; you can change the wording to be from Spanish to English, or remove the picture and leave only the words. You will need a timer, and can have one of the students be the timer as you keep track of how many words are being correctly identified within the time you have determined. As there are only a limited number of words within each set, you will have to continue to repeat from the beginning once you have reached the last word.
- Teams within a class: have the students get into teams of 3-5 and sit in a row with their team. You will need someone to set a timer for 20 seconds. Each team will have 30 seconds to correctly identify as many slides as possible. They are sitting in a row because only one person can go at a time. Therefore, the first person in the row is going first for the team. As soon as you start the timer, display an image on the SmartBoard (or printed out if you do not have access to a SmartBoard). If the first person correctly identifies it, then press “next” on the presentation to move the slide to another word. The person behind them will now have to answer the next slide. If a student is unable to identify the word, they can say “pass” and it will go to the person behind them. If everyone on the team says “pass” and you have rotated through all players, then you will need to move to the next slide to display a different image and start with the next person in rotation on that team. Continue to repeat this process until the timer goes off. You can do this for as many or as few rounds as you see fit for your students. The team with the most points wins.
- Whole group: The game is played in the same way, however, you will set the timer for a minute and see how many slides they can correctly identify as a class as opposed to within each team. You can play this again at another point to see if they made progress from their initial time. You can also set this up as a competition between class periods.