Today my students and I played charades with the same words from yesterday. Each student acted out their word and the others had to guess which word they were acting out. Then we played where they could choose any word from their list and act that out. I then got the idea of vocabulary Pictionary. I divided the class into teams. Each team had a person who drew, which they took turns. The team got 15 seconds to draw and figure out the word being drawn. Then it would switch to the next team. If no one got the word after the 15 seconds, the other team had 3 guesses to figure out the word. We had a good time! I will definitely have to do that again!
Vocabulary Fun November 3, 2010
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Today I gave my students a vocabulary list for the book Crash by Jerry Spinelli. I then assigned a word to each student. I asked them to look up the definition and come up with their own definition. Then they were to come up with synonyms using the thesaurus. After looking up words, creating definitions and synoyms, they were to come up with a sentence that will knock my socks off. I gave them 15 minutes to complete this task. Once finished we went around the room going over their definitions, synoyms, and sentences. If a student didn’t understand a word, we would give more synoyms for that particular word. While the students orally said their word, definition, synonym, and sentence, the other students wrote down the synonyms for all of the words. We are going to review our words tomorrow with vocabulary charades. I can’t wait!