Students forget they are learning with this fun, whole class game. This game is an adaptation of traditional Concentration or Memory, designed for the whole class and played on the white board with the teacher as the guide. It is excellent for reviewing sets of matching terms at any level. I have used it with Elementary, ESL and Secondary English students; in all cases it has been highly successful. The tone of the competition is more dramatic in a class-based game than a desktop game and this is one of the advantages of this format. The other major advantage is that because the teacher is leading the game, she can provide guidance and instruction as play is underway, pausing to comment on and explain particularly important or difficult terms. Included in this 15-page package are instructions, a blank grid to make your own games, and seven pre-made games with master grids and answer keys with lists of the matching pairs. Four games are for the secondary level. 1. Matching Synonyms: Adjectives Describing Feelings. 2. Matching Antonyms: Abstract Concepts. 3. Parts of Speech. 4. Matching Homophones. Three of the games are for elementary students. 1. Matching Antonyms. 2. Matching Vowel Sounds. 3. Consonant Blends. These games are ready to use. With the instructions, though, you can make up your own from terms your class is using in a matter of minutes. If you enjoy the White Board games, take a look at the PowerPoint Concentration game in my tpt store for reviewing literary terms.
I like the creativity of this game and also do not always have access to materials such as a Smartboard so I play many games in my classroom using a whiteboard or something on paper. I think the easiest way to play this would be to tape 20 sheets or half sheets of paper with numbers on the board and the student could lift the number up to see what is behind it. I think erasing it and writing could get monotonous and I have some that get distracted easily that would get bored with the time it would take. I think I will try this today as an introduction to the elements of art in my classroom.
Thanks. It's good, but I thought it would be more automatic and interactive. The teacher has to erase and replace numbers manually. I would have liked to have seen more graphics as well. It would be better using Notebook software.
The game on a whiteboard does need some manual work. As such, that's also why I don't have graphics. I'm not sure how you could quickly manipulate the game with graphics. I do have have a version on powerpoint with a projector that allows for much more complicated items. I have never had access to Notebook software or a smartboard, so, alas, I am left with white boards and what I can do with a powerpoint. That might be an idea for someone else to develop though.
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Hello! Thank you for the great idea! I just wanted to let you know that there is an error on page 3. You wrote that #17 was haughty, but it is actually lonely. Just wanted to let you know so you could fix it! But this is such a great activity. I can't wait to try it tomorrow ( :