Triple Talk is a fast-paced card game for improving vocabulary, comprehension, and reasoning skills by presenting students with words that may have different meanings based on their context. For example, you can swim in a pool, play a game of pool, or pool your resources.
Each of the 60 Word Cards in Triple Talk has three different corresponding Photo-Definition Cards (180 Cards). There are three levels of Photo-Definition Cards. Level 1 Cards have a definition most familiar to students. Levels 2 and 3 gradually increase in difficulty by using the words in contexts that may not be as familiar to students. The definitions present the words as simple nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
To play, students listen to/read the Word Card and look to see if they have any matching Photo-Definition Cards in their hands. A student may be holding one, two, or all three of the Photo-Definition Cards. The students play as many matching Photo-Definition Cards as they have. The first student to discard all his/her cards is the winner.
Triple Talk includes:
60 Word Cards and 180 Photo Definition Cards (240 total, 2½" x 3½")
Instruction booklet with game ideas and activities
I love using this with my older elementary students 3-5th. The kids love using it, too. I start with having them match the words to the definitions. Then, I talk about parts of speech. Finally, I have try to put them in fill-in-the-blank sentences and sometimes their own sentences depending on their goals and grade.
This is a challenging card game and a really awesome resource that helps kids work on multiple meanings in an excellent manner. I love how versatile it is, and how the levels of meaning are noted on the cards making it easy to differentiate for different students.
This is one of my favorite products! I love the fact that there are three levels in each deck (3 decks) so you can adjust to level of students. The third level is more challenging for middle school students which is very useful!