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Guess What I Have?
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  • Identify features that describe an object

  • Assimilate information to identify an object

  • Analyze an object to determine its identifying features

Strategy
  1. Put 5 to 10 objects on the table.

  2. Student and teacher discuss/describe each object.

  3. Cover the objects.

  4. Put one of the objects in a bag and describe it.

  5. Students identify the object.

  6. Put another object in a large, colorful bag and describe it to the class.

    • I have something in my bag.

    • It is soft.

    • It is black.

    • It has four legs and a long tail.

    • It has whiskers.

    • It says, "Meow."

    • What is it?

  7. Students identify the object.

  8. One student takes role of teacher and selects an object for the bag.

  9. Student describes the object (with assistance from the teacher, if necessary) and the other students identify it.

Variations: After reading a story, say:  “I am thinking of someone in the story who…” Describe a character, have the students identify who it is. Have a student describe a character to identify.