Would you like a new way to help your students improve their vocabulary and become “college and career ready”? Then use this game after students have studied the 25 vocabulary words on the provided list. This game assesses student knowledge of college preparation vocabulary through definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and sentence completions. All that you will need is the ability to project a power point presentation, a ball (soft texture), some dark tape, and a trash can.
In this game, there are five rounds. In rounds one and two, the students simply identify the word for each definition. In round three, they identify the word for the provided synonyms while in round four they identify the word for the provided antonyms. In round five, they must complete each sentence with the appropriate vocabulary word.
To differentiate, the teacher may want to provide the optional word bank for students needing additional support. To challenge students with higher abilities, the teacher may ask the students to write additional sentences using the vocabulary word in each answer. This power point includes two printable slides with a vocabulary list that has definitions, synonyms, and antonyms for each word. Words included follow: affable, beseech, cantankerous, dauntless, epitome, facilitate, grandiose, hackneyed, indignant, jargon, kinetic, laconic, mollify, narcissist, obtuse, parsimony, query, recant, seditious, tenacious, usurp, venerable, wane, yearn, and zealot.
Research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this game motivates them with their love of sports. When you put your students in heterogeneous groups for a game with friendly competition, it is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.
If you and your students enjoy the game, be sure to check-out some of my other TRASHKETBALL games:
Grammar and Usage Errors
Grammar Review Bundle