“Save” Man

It’s Hangman, but references to suicide are highly avoided in Japan for a number of reasons.

Good for a medium to small sized class, unless the picture is huge and setting up multiple teams to play is comfortable for the teacher to manage.


Materials needed:


Simple image idea

The students are able and prompted to spell out words

Learned vocabulary

What happens:

Proceed as normal hangman game, but instead start out with full image of cartoon. Lines can be taken away or changed.

Normal: The lines are taken or changed with each wrong answer enforcing careful educated guesses instead of generic elimination of A through Z.

Alternate: With each correct answer a line is taken or changed to shift a picture of peril to a picture of safety.

In short, the conclusion of too many failures should be comedy or relief… or both

For Example:

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