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Like the similarly-named game of Taboo, this is more challenging than regular flashcards! And it's one of my favorite products. For middle and high school, Tab-Shoo provides a fun and motivating learning experience. It's great for test review as well. The objective is guess the word on a card. Player one gives player two clues without saying any of the words on the card. If this is too difficult for your students, you may allow them to use one word, or two … however to best suit their learning needs. This game is more challenging than regular flashcards so provides a rigorous test review and a fun, game experience.
If you have time (about 45 minutes), students can start practicing with partners for a few minutes for a couple of days, then have a class-wide competition. First, begin by asking each set of partners to play against another set of partners. I normally use a timer and give each team about two minutes to guess as many words as possible. Then the winning team plays against another winning team (and the not-so-winning teams play against one another, all simultaneously). We do that until it’s we’ve narrowed down the top two teams. Then they play against one another in front of the class to determine the overall winner. It’s fun, competitive, and a great way to reinforce learning. For additional excitement, you may even want to give prizes!
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End of the Semester Student Evaluation and Goal Setting
1. Making Inferences with Great Photographs and Short Reading Passages
2. Making Inferences with Great Photographs and Short Reading Passages 2
3. Making Inferences with Art
4. Explicit and Inferred Meanings Graphic Organizer
5. Five-Minute Inference Passage
Summary, Main Idea, Paraphrasing
1. Differentiated & Fun Lesson in Summarization Skills
Lessons with Song Lyrics
1. My Life Symbolized by Song Titles
2. Coldplay's "Violet Hill" Song Lyric Analysis Lesson
1. Ghost Hunt - Spooky & Motivational Informational Reading for Internet
2. The Twilight Zone "The Masks" Lesson
3. The Tale of the Monkey's Paw -- Scary and High Interest
4. "The Cask of Amontillado" Worksheet Assessment
1. Literary/Poetic Devices "Tab-shoo"
2. Literary Elements "Tab-shoo"
3. Characterization: Character Portrayal Game
4. "Name That Tone" - Author's Tone Game
5. Hangman Template (a step-by-step easy approach to the process of the game)
Language (Grammar, etc.)
Parallel Structure: Five Day Mini-Lessons
1. Drop Out Facts and Statistics with Student Goal-Setting and a Persuasive Letter Prompt (persuade a friend not to drop out) - Includes Cause-Effect-Solution Graphic Organizer
2. Irish Culture Informational Reading Mini-Unit (not just for St. Patrick's Day)
1. Classroom Procedures and Expectations
2. Class Expectations & Signed Agreements in Assorted Designs (Beginning-of-the-Year Contracts in a Friendly Tone)
3. Classroom Management: Self-Discipline through Active Listening Skills (Great for a beginning-of-the-year Speaking & Listening CCSS unit - guaranteed to start your year off right!)