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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

Vocabulary Games

PowerPoint Games for Vocabulary Building

Word Game Boards

Online PSAT and SAT Vocabulary Flashcards and Matching Games

Hangman for Content Vocabulary

Mumbo Jumbo: Online Word Play

A Wealth of Vocabulary Games

Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
Getting to Know Students
Technology Tools