Guess the Word Game “You are going to tell me which word goes with another word. If you get it right, I will give the group a star. “
Which words go with terrible? Very bad or very nice?
Which words go with rumpus? Playing dolls or wild play?
Which words go with mischief? Naughty things or helpful things?
What is the Magic Word Game? “See if you can tell me what I am talking about. I will give you a star each time you are right.”
“The dog barked a very bad bark. What is our magic word for very bad?” (terrible)
[If incorrect or no response ask, “Was it terrible?”] “Yes, terrible. The dog barked a terrible bark. Say that.” (The dog barked a terrible bark.)
“Max was sent to his room for doing naughty things. Which magic word am I talking about?” (mischief) [If incorrect or no response ask, “Was it mischief?”] “Yes, mischief. Max got sent to his room for doing mischief. Say that.” (Max got sent to his room for doing mischief.)
Prompted Retell “Now try your best to remember what happens in the story. I will help you by asking questions and showing pictures. Be sure to tell me the names of the characters, where the story takes place, and the problems the characters have. Tell me the story as if you were telling it to a friend who has never heard it.”