I have seen several games like this for elementary students, and I instantly knew that my middle school students would love to play this! I updated the game with 7th through 9th grade vocabulary words.
My students LOVE to play this game! I am not kidding when I tell you that they request it again and again. They ask to play multiple times in a row as well! The best part is that they are having fun while learning the words, and I have seen the words creeping into their speech and writing.
The instructions for this game are simple:
There are 34 cards. Hand out all of the cards, which may mean some students double up. You can participate as well! Before playing, have each student look up his/her vocabulary word. Then, once play begins, listen for the definition of your word. When you hear it, read your entire card to the class. The game is complete when you have finished the entire loop and all students have read their card(s).
I have played this game a lot with my students, and I have many classroom-tested tips for keeping things running smoothly.
These words are selected from "100 words every middle school student should know" as well as a few words I have noted that my students are misusing or lacking in their vocabulary.
This game would be perfect for grades 7 through 9, or other levels depending on student ability (great for an upper high school remediation class or an advanced 6th grade class).
If you enjoy this game, you might also enjoy my other product: Vocabulary Review and Practice: 16 Fun Activities for Comprehension: All Subjects
Please download and enjoy!
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