Introduction:
 

Prior to the lesson the teacher needs to determine what vocabulary game the class will be playing (see attached games).

All materials from the vocabulary games sheet need to be collected and prepared prior to the review.
 

Group Size: Any
 

Learning Objectives:
 

Students will understand vocabulary in a variety of contexts.
 

Materials:

1. Game sheet for each group.

2. Vocabulary words and definitions (see attachment)

3. Materials for whatever game is picked. (see below)

Game 1: Stoked About Salad Bowl Materials: Index Cards with words, Wipe Boards, Timer

Game 2: Pictionary Materials: Wipe Boards, Index Cards with words, timer

Game 3: RIVETS Materials: Wipe Boards, Index Cards with words

Game 4: Catch Phrase Materials: Index Cards with words, timer

Game 5: TABOO Materials: Blank Index Cards, timer


 

Procedures:
 

1. Determine the vocabulary review game the whole class or partnerships will be playing.

2. Play the game to help reinforce students' understanding of the vocabulary words. See games and rules below:

Vocabulary Games Choices:
Each week you will have the opportunity to play games to help you remember the vocabulary words for reading. Please refer to the directions below to help you determine what game best suits you:

Game 1: Stoked About Salad Bowl

Materials: Index Cards with words, Wipe Boards, Timer
Time Limit: 1 Minute each round

Round 1: Description Round
Get your group to say the vocabulary word without saying the word itself. You can use a definition, sentence, or any clues to help get the point across. If you don’t know the word, put it back, and pull out a new word. Go through as many words as you can in the time limit.

Round 2: Pictionary Round
Get your group to guess the word from a picture that you drew. If you don’t know the word, put it back, and pull out a new word. Go through as many words as you can in the time limit.

Round 3: Taboo or Charades Round
Get your group to guess the word by saying only one word to describe it or you may act out the word. Choose whichever method works best with you. If you don’t know the word, put it back, and pull out a new word. Go through as many words as you can in the time limit.

Game 2: Pictionary
Materials: Wipe Boards, Index Cards with words, timer
Time Limit: 1 Minute each round

Pick a card from the bin. Draw a picture to describe each word. Be detailed with your pictures to help your team figure out the word. Pick as many cards as you can in the time limit.

Game 3: RIVETS
Materials: Wipe Boards, Index Cards with words
Time Limit: None

Pick a card from the bin. Draw blank spaces for the word on your wipe board. For example, if the word is school, you would draw 6 blank lines on your wipe board (_ _ _ _ _ _).
Give your group clues on how to guess the word. You may gradually add letters to help them determine the meaning.

Game 4: Catch Phrase
Materials: Index Cards with words, timer
Time Limit: 1 Minute

Place the pile of vocabulary index cards in the middle of the table. The first person picks up the top card and the timer begins. This person must explain the meaning of the word to get their classmates to guess. Once the word as been guessed, the next person would pick up the next card in the pile and describe the meaning to the class. This continues until the timer runs out. Whoever has the card when the timer goes off gets one point. The person with the least amount of points is the winner.

Game 5: TABOO
Materials: Blank Index Cards, timer
Time Limit: 1 Minute

You need to create TABOO Cards for the vocabulary words you have been studying for reading. The cards should cover all of the words you have been studying, including the 3 Read Aloud Vocabulary Words. Your teacher has a list provided for you. You must create cards for each of the words.

Example:
(Word) Millimeter
(Can’t Say) Small

To play TABOO, one person has the pile of vocabulary cards and the timer begins. They want to get their classmates to guess the word without saying the word on the index card. If they say the word on the index card, they must discard and get another one. Do as many cards in one minute as possible.

3. Students should review their vocabulary for a comprehension and vocab quiz the following day.

4. To help students prepare for the comprehension section of the quiz, review chapters 1-8 using the discussion questions in student's packets, as well as those used throughout the reading. (see attachment)
 

Assessment:
 

Monitor student's understanding of the vocabulary and comprehension. Use the quiz the following day to assess their understanding.
 

Benchmark or Standards:
 

The Standards for the English Language Arts:

Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, and their word identification strategies.

Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and to acquire new information.
 

Attached Files:
 

    chapterdiscussionquestions.doc 
    VocabularyGamesChoices.doc 

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