While co-teaching recently I realized that our students are spending a large chunk of their days copying down definitions. While I try to minimize word defining as much as I can, some days it is the best way for students to remember and study terms.
So, to take the pain out of the typical "turn to such and such page of your book and copy down these definitions," I thought our students would enjoy making it into a game: a word search!
Students hunt for their hidden word and once found they write its definition. Then, it's back to the search for the next word.
My students were so grateful for the fun change! I hope yours are too. :)
Item includes a pdf of the student worksheet, along with a key with both the hidden words and definitions. Terms included:
Be sure to check out the preview!
Thank you for stopping by,
~Not Just for Elementary (learning can be fun for big kids too!)
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Character Find and Define
by Not Just for Elementary
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