Differentiated Vocabulary Practice with Truth or Dare and Choice Board Activity

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Love using this with my older students who need to problem solve and think about their verbal responses.
Great resource! I was looking for new ideas for activities to help my students practice/learn vocabulary, and this was super helpful! Very engaging and easy to implement!
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Looking for a unique way to get students to retain their vocabulary word meanings?

The research-based activities in this product require students to think about their vocabulary words from different angles.



44 task cards in Truth or Dare format help students to approach the words from many angles.

They cater to a variety of learning styles, and this same task card bunch can be used with the same Tier 2 list multiple times or with different lists as the year progresses. Simply laminate and store.

Truth cards feature more straight-forward, academic style questions. Dare cards require more creativity and critical thinking.

Use these vocabulary truth or dare cards as a review game, learning center or station activity, or bell ringers, among other options.


In addition to the Vocabulary Truth or Dare game, this resource also contains an EDITABLE choice board for any vocabulary list.

The choice board features twelve different assignment options that will help you provide a personalized learning experience for students at a variety of readiness levels.

Additionally, the editable rubric allows the teacher to conference with the student to establish expectations together, thereby setting the student up for success.


While teachers could use these vocabulary activities to fill precious extra classroom moments with valuable study time, they can also be used as an assignment that would last an entire class period. Use as bell ringers, station activities, review sessions, and more.

These practice exercise is perfect for an ELA class (middle or high school), but would also be appropriate for most Tier 2 lists. The activities are challenging, so I would not recommend this file for elementary-level students. The cards come with a title sheet and a student answer sheet.

The goals of these vocabulary activities are as follows:

- Engage students in meaningful 21st century learning

- Differentiate for various learning styles and readiness levels

- Provide meaningful practice and repetition with vocabulary words to increase likelihood of retention

- Allow creative avenues for associations to occur

- Offer student-centered modes of studying

- Make learning relevant by incorporating contemporary concepts

Through fun yet meaningful repetition, your students will enjoy practicing their vocabulary words, and they might just ask you for more!

Enjoy, and please leave feedback regarding the ways these worked for you!

Note: The vocabulary game is a secure PDF, and the choice board is included as an editable PowerPoint and a secure PDF.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.


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