Want a fun way to help students learn and remember vocabulary? This game can be played with any set of vocabulary words for any subject, and students never tire of it! It is fast-paced and a round can be completed in about 5 minutes, so it's perfect to start or end a class. But the best thing about it?? EVERY STUDENT is engaged!
Here's how it works:
You or your students create your vocabulary cards manually or digitally. (I have included the 10 high-frequency academic language words from my Academic Language Freebie.)
Students face their desks together and place one set of words definition side down between them.
You, or a designated student, reads the definition. The first student to WHACK the word keeps it in his/her pile.
When all the words are called, the student with the most words in his/her pile wins.
I use this as a class starter or ending, and students will often beg to play "2 out of 3". I some times give bonus points or small prizes for the winners.
This freebie contains instructions and a master sheet for 2 sets of 10 vocabulary words. Print the sheets back to back and cut apart for use. Set 1 is underlined, Set 2 is not.
Have fun! And thank you for your interest in my products.