Who Are You?

This game has been played in thousands of classrooms for hundreds of purposes in many different subjects areas.

BHC Who Are You ?This time, I am using it in Spanish class to practice the verb form “eres” (you are). I’ll get reps in of many other second-person structures, but we are targeting ‘eres’.

  1. Have students pick a famous person or character–sports or political figure, actor or actress, singer, cartoon character, character from a movie, etc.
  2. Have the students write at least five descriptive sentences about that person in the second-person verb form. They should include a mix of general and specific things, like “You are a man” and “You play for the NY Giants”. Alternatively, you could have the students complete the form that I created for this game, so that you get enough specific information from each student: Quién soy. The first page is in Spanish, and the second page is in English.
  3. Collect all of the descriptions and (optional) edit/combine/add to them.
  4. Have one student come to the front of the room and stand facing the class. He or she may not turn around to look at the board.
  5. Write (or project) the name of the person/character on the board, along with the most general clue about them (ex: you are a person, or you are a man). I prepare slides overnight. If you would like to use mine, you can download 21 slides in Spanish here.
  6. Give students some think time, then call on someone from the class (I pull a popsicle stick with one of my students’ names on it from a jar) to read the clue to the person at the front of the room.
  7. After the clue is read, the student at the front of the room has a chance to guess who s/he thinks that s/he is.
  8. Continue revealing ever-more-specific clues and allowing the student to guess his/her identity until he or she guesses correctly.
  9. Choose a new student to come to the front of the room and repeat the activity.

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