What a wonderful idea! This website gives a list of more than the normal five senses we think about. When we try this technique, it would be nice to vary the sense used. Similar to Bloom's Taxonomy and the Multiple learning styles, varying the sense will challenge our students.
What flavor best represents your attitude towards life?
What touch best represents your attitude towards life?
What noise best represents your attitude towards life?
What instrument best represents your attitude towards life?
What season best represents your attitude towards life?
What type of thirst best represents your attitude towards life?
Designing questions to get students thinking and discussing ideas can be helpful in supporting them as they think through a process. It can also be used to move them up the blooms ladder from recall to analyze, evaluate and ultimately to design and create. What word taste like tomato soup, could help move students into a lesson on healthy eating, calories, etc. The back brain question would get them thinking about the concept being taught. What good questions you shared. I especially like the one on seasons. I can see it leading to a lesson on weather. What other topics would you guide your students to with your questions?
The words I included in the basic question can lead to many different lessons:
touch-how different people experience the same item...how to create barrier free environments...human emotions(do we need to touch people)
noise-hearing lose, background noise and studying, other types of noise not just auditory
instrument-how do people feel sound, cultural music styles
Could this idea of changing one word in a question be used for interdisciplinary lessons?
I appreciate the concept of getting students thinking. I recently was involved in a discussion regarding Essential Questions. One of the participants had been taught that an Essential Question was designed to focus students on the day's learning. The example given was "How are pronouns used correctly?" I think that a good essential question leads students to deeper thinking - about the class students are in as well as other classes they study.
How do you see WordGameEN A-Z promoting Essential Questions?