A short post about a very BIG topic – Guessing. Along with prediction, it is a very important skill in any English teachers arsenal and one that can be used with great effectiveness.

Last night, was visiting this amazing site – Children’s Books Online: The Rosetta Project (to make a literary book I’m working on) I couldn’t help putting some things from it together to make the Riddle Book more presentable.

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Students read and guess. You can even take the ppt and print out the pages and give to students who can do this in pairs/small groups. A nice activity and appealing for the “retro” photos!

Other ideas for guessing games? Just a few brief ones off the top of my head….

1. I’ve use the green board a lot with flashcards stuck on it. But just a big series of photos will do. Describe and students guess. Try these online photos of musicians!

2. Pictionary / Charades are BIG! Try Draw My Thing online…

3. Online. Why not reverse things and let students see if the computer can guess? Try AKINATOR! Also, for young learners – What’s In The Bag is great! Or how about, Where’s The Bell for phonics?