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ALT Family Feud

You may be aware that I recently solicited the ALT community for responses to a questionnaire in the hopes that I could use the data to build a family feud style game. Well, I did my best, but only around 11 ALTs responded to my survey. I filled in the rest of the responses by soliciting my facebook friends, and ended up with about 55 responses. I've put it all together now, so here it is...

Search & Find

  1. Have students get into groups.
  2. Read hints/clues one at a time (about 3 hints per question).
  3. Read more clues to simplify, or until students find the correct person.
  4. Students raise their hand and teachers check if it’s the correct person that they found.

If not, continue with more clues and until all groups have found the person.

Example of hints: He is a man who is wearing a yellow jacket.

Afterwards, students can write their own clues for others to find.

Character Clue Logic Puzzle

  1. Before the class, print out the clues in the “Logic puzzle clues” file”.  There should be 16 clues in total.
  2. Place 4 clues in each corner of the classroom.
  3. Hand out the logic puzzle worksheets.  The worksheet has a description of the puzzle and a mostly empty 5×5 grid.
  4. Split students into groups of four.
  5. Explain the puzzle: There are five characters. Each character lives in a different color house, drinks a different drink, has a different pet, and a different hobby.

Animals that...


  1. Explain how to use relative clauses by writing some examples on the board.
  2. Have a short quiz of animals for the students to guess.  Ex: This is an animal that likes honey.  What is it?  (Bear)
  3. Hand out the paper.  Give about 5 minutes for each section, then check the answers.  Make sure they practice saying the answers.
  4. With any remaining time ask the students to make their own quiz questions, then have them ask the class.