This game is aligned to the common core standards! It can be used to target introduction of new vocabulary terms, how the terms relate to synonyms, shades of meaning for various words, compound words, irregular past tense verbs, irregular plural nouns, multiple meaning words, idioms, antonyms, and articulation
carryover. Vocabulary terms were chosen with careful attention paid to frequently occurring Tier 2 vocabulary words from the second to fourth grade curriculum. This game can be used for small group instruction, speech therapy, and literacy instruction.
This game includes 27 shades of meaning synonym cards, 18 compound word cards, 18 irregular past tense verb cards, 18 irregular plural noun cards, 21 multiple meaning word cards, 18 idiom cards, and 18 antonym word pair cards.
How to Play: Vocabulary Burst is played in teams. Divide the students into two teams. One team will be presenting the clues and the other team will be trying to guess the answers. Choose a player from the first team presenting to call out the category (e.g., Synonyms for Big). After the category has been read the timer will be set for one minute. The team that is guessing the answer will try to think of answers that would fit the category while the presenting team keeps score of how many correct answers are given. Once the timer runs out points will be tallied. The team should be given one point for every correct answer given. Read all answers on the card for reinforcement of vocabulary and articulation skills. The teams then switch roles for the next round.
The goal of the game is to gain as many points as possible in either a predetermined amount of time or be the first team to reach a predetermined score.