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Tic Tac Toe

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Tic Tac Toe


Meghan Goss


GRADE LEVEL: JHS Special Needs
SKILLS: Speaking, Reading, Picture recognition
TIME: 10-20 minutes
MATERIALS: Game board, game pieces, flashcards
YEAR: 2007



1. This is a really easy and fun game to put together and play either one on one or in teams with special needs students. It focuses on vocabulary through picture recognition and can be modified for several different types of vocabulary and grammar points.




1. Use the Tic-Tac-Toe game board provided, or make your own. You can keep it simple with three-in-a-row or make it more challenging by adding squares for four-in-a-row and so on.


2. Make one sided picture, romanji or even kanji flashcards that fit in the squares of the game board. Make sure one side is blank.


3. Make X and O game pieces—enough to cover the game board.


4. Each player or team chooses to be X’s or O’s. Place the cards face down on the game board so all the squares are filled. Janken to see who goes first.


5. The first person chooses a square and flips over the card. They then say the English word and take the card, replacing it with their X or O game piece. The other player then chooses a square, flips over the card, says the English word, and replaces it with their X or O game piece.


6. The game continues as you take turns choosing squares and recalling vocabulary until the winner gets three X’s or O’s in a row, or Tic-Tac-Toe! Then, we clear the board, put on new words and play again!




• I use this game almost everyday in special needs, and the kids love it. We use all different kind of vocabulary, from pictures of foods and bugs to translating days of the week kanji and the sounds of the alphabet.




The worksheet for this activity is here

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