This week I played a game similar to Oracle with my students - or at least, I tried. The youngest ones didn't fully grasp the concept, and the oldest wrote belligerent nonsense about each other.
Here's a transcript of a game I played with a third-grade girl. She's rather flighty, and about 75% likely to be thinking about food at any given time. So it's not too surprising that she not only misunderstood the game (we were supposed to continue each others' sentences), but was obviously hungry at the time. My sections are in blue; hers are red. I've preserved her errors for archival purposes.
Once upon a time there was a horse with two
baseballs haVe BaTs in iT.
PiAnos have a funny aftertaste, but they're worth it if you're
We are abouT To go inTo The Ping Pong rooM
Mical likes to run and jump and skip and launder her pet
camel CaMel has A faT humP
HaMburder helped me overcome my fear of
Mrs mical is giganTic
Book time! Everybody get out your copy of "Jerry and the Manic
We need Kleenex or will geT sik