This last Friday I tried a new PAT game called Reverse Charades. Here’s how it works:
- Two large teams
- I have my list of words that I have been working on in front of me
- One member from each team comes to the front and covers their eyes
- I write a word on the board, the teams look at it, and then I quickly erase it
- I yell “Go!” and the the two teams act out the word for the members up front. Each member looks at their team in order to guess the word.
- The first member up front that guesses the word wins.
It is reverse charades because the team is acting instead of the person up front. Why does this work? Because teens are way more likely to act as a group rather than singled out in front of their peers. Give it a shot!