It is interesting that students love certain games certain years. One of my Spanish V classes loves the game that we play with weekend chat. I love that I can alter this game easily to work with what we are doing. We had just finished reading the novel Calaca Alegre. I decided to play the game Great Minds Think Alike with the novel! It went well, and there was a lot of excitement, cheering and groans when the answer was incorrect! One student left the room and students wrote the answer that they thought the student in the hallway would give. Some of the questions that we used to get you thinking of other questions:
- Who was your favorite character?
- Who was your least favorite character?
- What was your favorite event?
- What part made you… happy/sad/frustrated?
- What is your favorite taqueria?
- What is your favorite Mexican food to eat?
- What would you paint on a mural?
- Who is your favorite artist?
- Where would you like to visit in Pilsen?
- What actor should play Carlos (or any other character) in the creation of the movie?
Sometimes, I also like to have students guess what I would say! Now, this game will be in my permanent rotation for post novel activities! Have you tried the game Great Minds Think Alike?