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Title: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: echorjl on October 02, 2013, 10:36:31 am
I was recently introduced to Cards Against Humanity and decided to make something similar for my classes (but school appropriate!!) so I made these cards.

I teach in a (girls) high school but they have worked with all range of abilities from 3rd graders to VERY low ability vocational classes and they have all enjoyed it.


I hope you find them useful!   :azn:
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: Wintermute on October 02, 2013, 12:40:02 pm
Little heads up to ya echorjl.

I don't think those docs uploaded how you wanted them to.

Every page runs off screen but doesn't go into the next page. I tried with landscape orientation and that didn't help.

any chance you can upload each page as a jpg for people to saveas onto their comp?
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: barbariantroll on October 02, 2013, 01:06:15 pm
I have just opened up both those docs and printed them out. In my case they printed out perfectly, cheers for that!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: nzer-in-gyeongnam on October 02, 2013, 01:48:31 pm
These look great! I think this could be great for my really low level middle school.

I hope I can get these to print out in border to border printing... did you put a backing on the cards and laminate them? Or did you just print them as they are?

Thanks for your great work.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: RoseLinda on October 02, 2013, 02:36:43 pm
Your boyfriend is a pina colada.

Yes.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: lobotronic on October 02, 2013, 03:11:43 pm
The documents open up blank in Open Office, and don't open at all in microsoft word (due to being in docx). Any advice, OP? seems others had no trouble opening them up. :(
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: echorjl on October 04, 2013, 08:12:29 am
Here's the cards in PDF form, I hope this is better?

I didn't laminate them but I stuck the sentence cards onto newspaper and then cut them out.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: echorjl on October 04, 2013, 08:19:23 am
And the extension pack in PDF.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: gabbyh0506 on October 08, 2013, 08:39:40 am
This is awesome - thanks for the pdf files! I have some intermediate and high level kids who've played the game before and asked if we could do it in after school, so this is perfect!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: JCMccullough on October 08, 2013, 01:29:04 pm
Awesome job! Fun enough to keep my higher levels interested and simple enough for my lower levels to play along.

Could easily customize all this for various sets of vocabulary and phrases.
Two thumbs up

 :cheesy:
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: lbdb3l on October 17, 2013, 02:27:49 pm
THANK YOU!! This is awesome. I'm going to play it with my after school kiddos today.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: fi.chan on October 19, 2013, 10:21:17 am
Very neat idea, thank you!  ;D
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: Weyird on October 22, 2013, 03:35:54 pm
I've never played this. What are the rules?
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: bbNiks on October 24, 2013, 07:52:48 am
I've never played this. What are the rules?

The rules are pretty straightforward: You play in rounds, with the "judge" being a different student every round. The judge selects a "prompt" (the card with the sentence), and the other students select from their hand of cards (the traditional rules are that everyone should have 8 cards in their hand at a time, I think), making a funny or weird sentence -- whatever they think is the best fit. When the other students have laid their cards face-down on the table, the judge picks the one card he or she thinks is the best. The student whose card was chosen wins the round. The goal is the collect the most prompt cards.

Obviously, I'm sure it would be a good idea to tailor the rules to your age and ability level. It's a great game, though!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: Sarah Hartzell on November 05, 2013, 03:32:38 pm
Love this! I really like your selection of nouns. Some sets of ESL Apples to Apples are a little too boring... but my girls love the "poo" and "bra" cards... I tested it with some 1st grade middle school girls (really low level) and it was SO great! We finished all the cards and were like, "Again!" The. Best. I'm printing 6 sets (plus expansion pack) and laminating them!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: Ben1981 on November 06, 2013, 07:53:25 am
I've used these cards for both middle and high school. I'll vouch for this activity big time.

My middle school class is the most apathetic bunch of kids ever - they won't even watch Hollywood movies etc. But loads of them were excited about this. And the high schoolers are loving it.

As for the amount of cards required: One complete set (ie cards plus expansion) is about right for a group of kids for a long game (groups of around 8 kids work well). So for a class of 15, if you print both sets twice, you should be fine.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: pjblake on November 12, 2013, 03:14:36 pm
I loved what you did echorjl!  This is perfect for middle schoolers of all levels.

I took your original idea and redesigned it a bit, combining the two sets and adding another sheet of Sentence cards.  A lot of new images and some new nouns to choose from.  I also added green and red backgrounds to the cards, so that it's a little easier to keep the Sentence cards separate from the Noun cards, and it more closely matches the actual game now.  There are now 48 green Sentence cards and 176 red Noun cards (some of my classes are big, nearly 40 students).  With final exams closing in and the students getting restless, this will really help out a lot!  I'm planning on laminating them for use with multiple classes/grades...the school's going to love me going through that many lamination sheets!

I've also included a short PPT, describing the rules of the game.  I redesigned this from the original by jazzychica (http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,16813.msg133959.html#msg133959).

Two of the green Sentence cards have personal or Gwangju-specific references.  You will have to change them to fit yourself/your location.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: echorjl on November 13, 2013, 12:28:04 pm
I'm glad they've been so useful!  ;D

PJBlake, looks good! The printers at my school don't do colour, so I didn't even think about that!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: nebulasprout on November 18, 2013, 03:16:10 pm
I just used this with my middle school 3rd graders, and it went great! Explaining the rules was the hardest part, but once they got the hang of it they really seemed to be having fun- and I had fun hearing their sentences. "My girlfriend is a banana" is the only one I remember, unfortunately.

The best part, though, is that this gets the more confident students helping the weaker students. Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: bec_paige on March 06, 2014, 11:16:55 am
Thanks so much for this!

Silly question (as I'm not very good with games)  :-[, my classes have 34 students in them. How many sets of these would I need if I make them play in 6 teams? (4 groups of 6 students and 2 groups of 5 students)/
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: Rumbledy Hump on March 20, 2014, 10:17:43 am
I tried this with my middle level 2nd graders (middle school). I definitely recommend simplifying the rules. The boys really liked it and the girls were okay. I'm excited to try it with my A levels.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: samok09 on April 22, 2014, 11:35:02 am
This is great! I'm going to use it as a fun day game!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: Andyroo on April 23, 2014, 07:19:12 am
This is a fantastic idea.

I don't think I will use it in a full class (a little tough for some of my regular students) but I am sure my after school class will love this.

It looks like a lot of fun and it's easy to sneak in learned phrases and vocabulary without being too repetitive or killing the fun.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: Andyroo on May 12, 2014, 10:22:26 am
So I tried this for the first time last Friday with a group of 7 students I see for an hour every day.

I used PJ Blakes cards, deleted the Bra card because I thought that would be awkward if it came up early (6 of the students are girls) and added a 1 page expansion with a mixture of educational stuff (one of my students wants to be an accountant but can't spell it) and stuff I knew they would find hilarious (cards featuring the principal, the 1 boy student in our class and some sentences featuring the local town).
Printed off (in BW) and pasted on red (nouns) and green (sentences) cardboard.

Worked extremely well.

I didn't spend too much time explaining the rules. Went through them really quick and we modelled one turn.
They were right to go after that, I just had to check everyone had 5 and not 6 or 4 cards a few times.

Some really great laughs and a lot of English used.

Five star idea OP and a big thanks to Blake.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: echorjl on May 13, 2014, 04:24:56 pm
If you use both sets, then one per group. The more people you have in the group the faster the game will go though, but you can always play it twice or once they've finished get one group to write a sentence and then the other groups have to think of a word to finish it.
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: missmandy528 on July 24, 2014, 12:55:22 pm
Only three students showed up this morning for my camp and I had group activities planned. I had this game prepared and my kids loved it! They are middle school grade 2 boys.
Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: mallinson10 on July 24, 2014, 03:29:00 pm
These are brilliant! Going to use them for my Summer camp. Only slight problem (this is me being very picky haha) chandelier i think is spelt wrong? Maybe it's an American spelling of it? as i'm a Brit, but i thought it was a universal spelling. Anyways, awesome cards and should work out perfectly!
Title: Re: Finish the Sentence Apples to Apples
Post by: nulll on March 19, 2021, 01:40:11 pm
nice idea! thanks