Encourage students to interact with the Word Wisdom Vocabulary with a fun, engaging twist! This game center will extend and reinforce students' understanding of the vocabulary words. Great resource to incorporate as part of your Word Work station.
Objective of the game:
Guess the vocabulary word based on your teammates clues!
This set includes:
Student friendly directions
Player clue cards
Units 1-9 Vocabulary word cards from the Zaner-Bloser Word Wisdom Vocabulary Program
Blank vocabulary word cards for you to adapt for additional words, possibly from other content areas.
Players: 4 (2 teams with 2 players on each team)
Each team gets a clue card, dry erase marker, and eraser.
Shuffle cards and place them face down.
One player from Team 1 picks a card and places it on their head WITHOUT looking at it and starts the timer.
Next, the player with the card on their head must try to guess the vocabulary word within 1 minute based on their partners clues. The player with the card on their head will begin to ask their teammate any of the 5 questions in any order they choose. e.g. They ask their teammate question #3, their teammate gives a synonym, and the player correctly guesses the vocab word. Their team earns 6 points.
Add your teams points to the scoreboard, place the vocabulary card in a separate pile, clear your clue card, and Team 2 gets a turn.
When all cards have been used or teacher calls time, the team with the most total points wins!
KEEP IN MIND>>>
If the player with the card on their head asks their teammate a question and the teammate cannot think of a clue, the player continues to ask the other questions on their clue card.
If all questions have been asked and the player does not correctly guess the vocabulary word or time runs out, their turn is over and zero points are given for that turn.
Points are earned based on which question/clue was used last to help solve the word.
e.g. If the player asks question 2 and the clue helps them correctly guess the word, the team earns 8 pts.
Teammates must switch roles. If player 1 started with the card on their head, then for their team’s next turn they are the player who gives the clues.