Word Play

Fun is always a motivator for students.  Teachers can involve students in active word learning through word play.  These types of activites interest even the most unmotivated student and appeal to the kinesthetic learner in the classroom.  Teachers can conduct a classroom assessment for learning by simply observing the students as they involved in the activity.

SWAT! Directions

Vocabulary Bingo

Hink Pinks

Riddles, Jokes, and Puns

Taboo Vocabulary

TriBond Vocabulary

 

Websites on Word Play:

Online Vocabulary Games
http://www.vocabulary.co.il/index_main.php


Vocabulary Games
http://eslbears.homestead.com/Contact_Info.html

PowerPoint Games for Vocabulary Building

http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/vocab/ppt-vocab.html


Word Game Boards
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/vocab/wordgames-vocab.html


Online PSAT and SAT Vocabulary Flashcards and Matching Games
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/sat/


Hangman for Content Vocabulary
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words/hangman/


Mumbo Jumbo: Online Word Play
http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/logic/texttwist/


A Wealth of Vocabulary Games

http://www.pekin.net/pekin108/contribute/ataylor/Vocabulary.htm

  
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