The purpose of the game is to help students with the utilization of Shakespearean tongue.
How to Play:
Groups of 4 or 5 students
Materials Needed for Game Play:
Pen or pencil (or chalk slates) and a stack of scrap paper (approx. 2"x4")
Students will be given a pack of cards that have a different word on each and its corresponding definition. Then in rotation, 1 student will pick a card from the stack and read the underlined word(s) only. All of the group players, including the reader will write the word on a scrap of paper along with their initials. Each student is to make up a definition for the word. The reader is to write the correct definition on a scrap of paper. Once everyone has written their definition on the scrap, they are to pass their papers to the reader. The reader then reads all of the definition out from the scrap papers. Each student is to pick which definition they think is the correct one. The reader is to place a check mark on each definition that is picked.
1 point for writing the correct definition
1 point for guessing the correct definition
1 point for each time the student’s definition is picked
Ending The Game:
At the end of the allotted time (decided by the classroom teacher), the groups will add up their points and the student with the highest score wins.
° Prior to studying Shakespeare or Unit involving Old English
° During study
° On substitute days
° As a free time filler
The game includes:
10 sheets with 16 definition cards on each sheet
1 sheet with 8 definition cards