Hello Kitty! What do you want to be? GAME

A group powerpoint game for practicing job names for One World Smile Six.

Submitted by UonumaRobert

January 13, 2022

Estimated time: 20 to 25 minutes depending on your class size.

FIRST NOTE
I put this together pretty quickly and didn't put a huge amount of thought into the workings of the activity initially. I've revised it and included both versions since the original file size isn't that large.

Even with the revised version I kept the top part of the screen as a hidden button to reveal the vocabulary cards and eventual answer. An actual button would probably be better but I like the look of it without one.

HOW TO USE
you'll need a computer or tablet hooked up to the TV or projector. For this activity a teacher will be completely in charge of the screen so either TV or computer is fine.

You'll also need to print out two copies of the cat cards and cut them out. One set will need magnets. Alternately just one set of the cards for the groups and they can record their points on the back of the cards. I did that for my small class where each student was their own group.

Show the opening and explain and introduce the target language. We did a three choice quiz based on the teacher's dream jobs at the beginning.

Next tell the students they will be playing a point getting game. The goal is to practice job vocabulary. This is based completely on the job cards in One World Smiles Six.

Go to the demonstration screen. The HRT will pick a color cat and then you click on the upper part of the screen to show the first three occupations. When the three are on the screen say 'Which of these does Hello Kitty want to be' the teacher comes to you and says 'I want to be a...' Click on the teacher's color under that occupation. You can then demonstrate a few more colors. Say each team will send one member to pick an occupation.

(In the revized version I made each team a different colored Hello Kitty so saying 'I want to be a ...' kind of makes sense.)

Finally say its answer check. Everybody should ask 'What do you want to be?' and after that click the upper part of the background again. This will summon the answer card. The teams that were correct get one point.

The upper part of the background is a button for summoning the vocab cards and answer card.

This is what the color cards are for. One color card for each group and one for the blackboard. When a member of the group comes to you with their guess they should show you their color card that way you know which circle to press. Finally after the answer is revealed record the points beside their cat color on the board.

On the screen if you click the wrong circle just click on the cat and it will vanish so you can correct it.

To go to the next screen click on the hello kitty answer card. It has the hyperlink.

The main issue I personally have with this activity is it doesn't split the roles better HRT and ALT well. It is focuses almost completely on the ALT since the students come to the ALT with their guesses and the ALT inputs their guesses. I actually think I hybrid Computer/Blackboard game might be better with the guesses being put in an ABC position on the board. Maybe next year.

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