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Playing with Words: Short, Fun & Thought-Provoking Games & Activities for Vocab Development!
Create a Car
Have students draw or use an already created car, then write up its attributes using as many vocabulary words as possible!
Sell with vocabulary
Include a vocabulary word in a brand –“Mountebank Investments” or “Assent Auto Sales”.
Word Girl Skits
Show students a short clip from “Word Girl” then work in groups to create their own 2-3 minute clips from the show, using their assigned vocabulary words.
Improv Your Words
Each student selects a word then creates a corresponding motion, everyone learns everyone else’s words and motions, then the game is for the leader to say his word and do his motion, then another’s word & motion, that person has to do their word & motion then someone else’s, etc. People get “out” for not remembering words and motions fast enough. Play until you have 5 or so students standing as “winners.”
"Oranges to Oranges" Vocabulary Edition
Students make green cards from their vocabulary lists, then use the regular red cards mixed with student created green cards in groups!
Have each student write each vocabulary word on individual cards then draw a picture that goes with each vocabulary word. Have them mix up the word and picture cards and have to match the word with the picture, like traditional Memory.
"Banned Words" Vocabulary Edition
Have students create cards with each vocab word above the line, then synonyms for the word underneath. Gather all the cards and shuffle them, then go around in a circle; each person tries to get her “team” to guess which vocabulary word she has without saying any of the “taboo” words from the card.
Thank You Notes
Have students write thank you notes using their vocabulary (at Thanksgiving or any time!).
Character and Vocab Chart
A chart listing the main characters of a story across the top with vocabulary word characters traits down the side so that students can link characters with different traits.
How to Create Powerpoint Directions
A step-by-step guide to creating daily vocabulary slides.
How to Use Test Generator
The inside tips on how to use Excel Test Generator.
I have, who has cards Level B
An 8-card template linking vocabulary words with definitions.
Root of it All
A pattern of blanks in the shape of a tree to fill in with words that use a Greek/Latin root.
Student Made Vocabulary Slide Worksheet
A template for students to use when making their own daily slides with examples.
Vocab Comic Strip Creator Directions
Directions, including the link to http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/, for students to create vocabulary comics.
Vocabulary Game Board Directions
Directions on how to create a vocabulary board game using just a manila folder and some index cards.
Vocabulary Skit Guidelines
What to give to students when creating a vocabulary skit.
A 9 box tic-tac-toe box, each box with directions on a different activity for students to do with vocabulary. Students choose 3 of the 9 options, in the tic-tac-toe pattern of your choice.
Vocabulary Weekly Word Chart
A way for students to record and study the two words of the day.
Vocabulary Cartoon Example Handout
A sample cartoon and then a blank cartoon for students to create their own vocabulary cartoon.
Weekly Vocabulary Homework Options
A handout of options for students to complete as a weekly way to learn vocabulary.
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