(p.58) P3 - This is the letter that... / This is the book which...

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...

Which House Will Be Robbed?

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Students are going to write their own word clues for the ALT to solve “Which house is going to be robbed?”

1.) Students get into groups of 4.  In larger groups it is hard for all students to participate.

2.) Pass out a “Which house will be robbed?” sheet to every group (or every student if you choose).

3.) Explain that the students will be writing five to six of their own clues to help you, the ALT, solve the mystery of which house is going to be robbed.

Search & Find

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  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.

Animals that...

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  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.

Bomb Threat



Print the attached files. Laminate the bomb innards sheet. You’ll need one copy per group.

Print the debriefing sheet. One copy per kid.

Print the script. One copy, for your eyes only.