Community Level 2 – Familiar
How To Play: One player in the group is the guesser and must
leave the classroom while the group decides on a word to use for their
symphony. The word chosen must be two or more syllables and will
determine how many sections you have in your symphony.
For example, if the word hot dog is used there will only be two sections
in the symphony. One half of the group sings only the word “hot” to the
tune of Yankee Doodle, while the other half sings only the word “dog”
to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
When a word has been decided upon the guesser is invited back into the
room and stands in the middle of the circle. The two parts of the
symphony begin to sing their words simultaneously and the guesser must
try and decipher the word they are singing.
Plan for Success: You
may need to teach the song Yankee Doodle before beginning this activity
so students will know the tune. You may also want to practice using an
example, such as hot dog, with the whole class before you send a
guesser out of the room.