Overview - NAME IT GAME 1
The Name It! Game is an innovative, easy-to-play game designed by PCI's Janie Haugen-McLane to help teachers determine whether individuals are understanding and retaining functional life skills words.
While many speech programs show students picture cards and ask them to name the items, it is difficult to determine whether the students understand the relationship between items within a category. The Name It! Game encourages students to communicate, listen carefully, and use their short and long-term memory skills to demonstrate comprehension of common words.
When players land on a game board square or select a draw card, they read a question, which asks them to name an item within a category. The categories are Fruits, Animals, Body Parts, Colors, Sports, Holidays, Vegetables, Signs, Vehicles, TV Shows, People, States, Towns, Breakfast Foods, Months and Days of the Week, School Subjects, Community Helpers, Grooming Items, Rooms in a House, Stores, Exercises, Cleaning Chores, Restaurants, and Teachers at School.
For example, if a player lands on the 'Name a Fruit' square and they state 'apple,' the game monitor records the answer on the score sheet under 'Fruits.' When another player is asked to name a fruit, any fruit can be named except those already provided. Players receive one point for providing an answer that has not already been given; each player keeps their own score, and the first person to reach 25 points wins.
-Full-color game board
-20 draw cards
-6 playing pieces
-Die (with numbers 1, 2, 3, repeated twice)
A 20-page reproducible Teacher's Guide contains student score sheet, answer sheet, and study guide blackline masters. Detailed instructions are given for game setup, getting ready to play, and playing the game. The Teacher's Guide also contains alphabetical word lists for students who need extra practice. These lists can be given students to for independent practice or sent home to help them prepare for the next Name It! Game.
Product Type: Game
Teacher's Guide: Yes
Author: Janie Haugen-McLane
Number of Players: 2 to 6 players
Components: Game Board, 20 Draw Cards, Die, 6 Playing Pieces
Reading Level: Early Learning, Elementary, Secondary, Adult
Age Appropriate Level: All ages