Remember Balderdash? That game we played as kids with the lies? Our truth or lies getting-to-know-you student activity reminds me of it. I often don’t do it anymore because… of its popularity among language classrooms–surely all students have done it before and I’ll be met with rolling eyes and scoffing. That’s probably in my imagination. Still, the language benefits are obvious, but are those that we ask students to do really authentic?
Dave Dodgson invited others to play it with each other through a video post. I thought about it and decided it might be a great experiment to see what language we really do use with each other when trying to suss out the truth from the lies. So here we go.
Wanna play? Interrogate me.