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Resources abound on answering questions, but far fewer exist that teach children to ask questions. Guess Who Stole Twinkleberry’s Bone is a structured, “Guess Who”-style game that helps students practice asking two types of yes/no questions. The premise: One of the neighborhood dogs stole Twinkleberry’s bone and it’s the players job to find out who by accurately asking and answering questions. This game can be played with 2 or more players, individually or on teams, and is intended for 1st - 5th graders.
1 Player Board
1 Visual Support for Asking Questions (“Interrogation Guide”)
20 Suspect Cards
*You will need dry erase markers to play!
PREPARING THE GAME:
Print 2 copies of the Player Board and Visual Support.
Print out Suspect Cards double-sided with their background.
Laminate and cut out. You can staple or tape the Player
Boards onto the bottom inside part of file folder and tape or
velcro a Suspect Card to the top inside part, as shown in the
HOW TO PLAY:
Give 1 Player Board, 1 Visual Support, and 1 dry erase marker to each player/team. Have players face each other at the table. Have each player select a Suspect Card without telling the other player. Players will now take turns asking yes/no questions to narrow down the identity of their opponent’s dog from the Player Board.
Players can refer to the Interrogation Guide when asking questions. Questions can start with “Does your dog have...” or “Is your dog...”. The player can choose from the list of features to to complete the sentence.
Example: if Player 1 asks “Does your dog have pointy ears?”, and Player 2 responds “no”, Player 1 puts an X (using the dry erase marker) on all dogs with pointy ears, thereby narrowing the possibilities. The first player/team to correctly guess their opponent’s dog’s identity wins.
ABOUT THE VISUAL SUPPORT:
The Interrogation Guide scaffolds question formulation. It contains the cloze phrases “Does your dog have…” and “Is your dog...”which students can adapt to their own particular questions. The Visual Support also lists physical attributes of the dogs that students can incorporate into their questions.