Finally, a fun way to reinforce the language of literature with small groups or the whole class! This familiar activity will have students actively thinking about the words Shakespeare used to bring the story of Romeo and Juliet to life. Because students only have to recognize the word matching the definition, not generate it, it is ideal for discussing both new and familiar terms. Four games are included – act I, act 2, act 3 and acts 4 & 5. 30 game cards are included in each set to allow for whole class participation. The special calling cards, featuring fold over flaps to hide the answers, also give you the option of using them in centers - small groups of students can play independently without a bingo caller. 30 vocabulary words are used on the cards, but each board only has 25; students have to really think about the words and their definitions, because they may not have a word to match every definition called. Options for extending play past the traditional 5 in a row format increase the learning potential.
The words used in the first set are accord, adversary, arbitrate, augment, belligerence, boisterous, chaste, consent, consort, disparage, disposition, forfeit
galling, grievance, grudge, impeach, languish, partisan, pernicious, portentous, profane, purge, rapier, rash, repose, solace, tedious, transgression, valiant and
The second set features the words baleful, chide, conjure, cunning, discourse, enmity / rancor, entreat, feign, forsake, idolatry, impute, intercede, invocation, jest, knave, lamentable, loathsome, mar, predominant, presage, procure, repose, swift, unwieldy, utter, vexed, vice, vile, woe and yonder.
The words in the third set are abhor, ascend, banish / exile, beguiled, beseech, calamity, dexterity, discord, dote, dissemble, eloquence, fickle, fiend,
gallant, garish, haste, mangle, minstrel, perjury, prevail, purgatory, reconcile, repent, rouse, scorn, stout, submissive, tempest, vengeance and woo.
Set four includes the words abate, adversary, aloof, ambiguity, amorous, apothecary, behest, bier, detestable, dirge, dispatch, engrossed, fester, inauspicious, inexorable, inundate, interred, melancholy, paramour, pensive, penury, peruse, prostrate, rigor, sepulcher, shroud, slander, thwart, treacherous
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