Tip: Who Am I?
How do I do it?
Pass out a scene with at least 5 characters or people you are studying to table groups of 3-5 students or video project one onto the screen, whiteboard, or SmartBoard. Number off students. Student #1 begins by choosing a character or person from the scene without telling anyone who they chose. The group members take turns asking student #1 questions that can be answered with "yes" or "no" to try to guess who they chose. Whoever guesses correctly gets to choose the next character.
Variations & Extensions
Have students make a collage by cutting out or drawing people and gluing them to posterboard. Take a digital photo of this and project it for guessing. For an extra challenge direct students to choose an object (e.g. Elizabeth Cady Stanton's wristwatch) in the scene or a location (e.g. Standing next to Christopher Columbus), etc.
Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 1
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Common Core ELA Language Standard 1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Everyday ELL is now Every Language Learner.