Vocabulary Squares are an excellent way for students to practice reading comprehension while thinking quickly about grammatical accuracy.
To play this game, divide your class into small groups--2 or 3 students per group (although you can play with larger groups, the students won't have to think as hard). This file is for ONE group so make as many copies as you have groups, cut out the squares and mix them up. I suggest that you use cardstock, laminate, and store in sandwich bags so you can use them year after year.
Students work in small groups to match the phrases or pictures on the edges of each card. The goal is to match the tops, bottoms, and sides of each card correctly so that students end up with a large 4X4 square.
This particular version of the game CORRESPONDS TO THE FAMILY POWEPOINT AND NOTES in my store. I've included a copy of the FAMILY TREE and the power point isn't required to do this activity. Students are asked to match a photo from their notes to the vocabulary word that identifies the relationship between the student and that person.