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“Guess What!” Is A Great “New” Game – Plus, ELLs Can Create A Video For An Authentic Audience

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Guess What! is the name of a “new” game from Cambridge University Press.

I have “new” in parenthesis because it’s a version of a game used with English Language Learners for decades – Taboo – where players have to describe a word without using the word, and others have to guess what is being described.

The great twist in “Guess What!” is that students can create videos of them describing a word, upload it, and then have other classes use them as part of their own game (they provide simple instructions).

Plenty of research shows that students are much more engaged in a learning activity when they have an authentic audience, and “Guess What!” certainly fills the bill.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video Apps “Vine” & Instagram just because that’s where I have other examples of ELLs using short videos.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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