Academic vocabulary is an umbrella term for the language that students use to participate effectively in a classroom environment. In English language arts, academic vocabulary includes, for example, words that refer to story elements (plot, theme), literary techniques (metaphor) and devices (flashback), author’s craft (repetition, voice), text construction (organization), and authorship (position, purpose, credibility). Games like Puzzle Piece Pairing, an interactive matching game, help teachers assess students’ understanding and plan remediation/instruction.
Provided in this set are puzzle pieces for the key academic vocabulary in these genres:
Picture: simple prep, an interactive review, lively discussions, kids out of their seats, simple directions, fun for every student regardless of ability, and a template to create your own review. Play again and again!