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One-page rules sheet for a vocabulary dice game you can use with any vocabulary list! The game is a fun way to steer your students away from memorization of definitions and move them toward a true understanding of the word meanings and all of their nuance. Your only prep is accessing some dice, using the board from any board game with a basic "start to finish" platform, and to make cards out of the words you are currently studying.
The rules sheet includes what students have to answer about the vocab word. For example, if you roll a ONE, you have to provide a synonym. For a TWO, you have to provide an example of a situation where the word can be used in real life. The answers rely on the group's acceptance of a correct answer. Encourage groups to check dictionaries, a thesaurus, or their notes to verify answers. The teacher is the final judge of any disputes!