Relative Pronoun Go Fish


a card game for practicing the relative pronoun. Either "who" or "that" can be used with this.


  • New Crown Grade 3 - Lesson 6.3
  • Sunshine Grade 3 - Program 8

Materials Needed

  • cards



1. Break the students into lunch groups, and give each group a deck of cards.

2. Have the students deal out about 3 cards to each student.

3. Students then play "Go Fish" using the dialog "do you know the (boy/girl/man) who _plays_baseball_" "Yes, I do / No, I don't"

Description of "Go Fish"

*Each player is initially delt a set number of cards.

*The remaining deck is placed in the middle of the table.

*Turns are taken in a set order.

*The goal is collect as many pairs as possible.

*When it is a player's turn, he asks one person for a card that he needs to make a pair.

*Hey may not ask about cards he does not have.

*If the person asked has the card, he gives it to the other player.

*If the person asked does not have the card, he tells the other player. The other player then draws a card from the deck in the middle.

*Pairs are placed in front of a player and are considered points.

*Once a pair is made, it is out of the game.


You may also play a cocktail style game with these cards. Instead of sitting in lunch groups, distribute the cards amongst the students. Have the students walk around the room. When they meet another student, they play rock paper scissors. The winner gets to ask for the card they need with the dialog above. The student with the most cards/pairs at the end of the game wins.


Some classes don't have the attention span to listen to or understand the rules of go fish, and will revert to playing other games like Old Maid or Memory, without using the English. Students also may believe that the goal of the game is to get rid of cards, and not to make pairs, and will therefore show their cards to other students to try to get rid of them. In these cases the rock paper scissors variation described above may be more appropriate.

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