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Elementary Vocabulary Games

For Teachers 1st - 5th
How do learners pick up new vocabulary words? This book offers an explanation and 30 vocabulary games to help your language learners master new words. Each game is based on a particular topic and includes three parts (memorizing,...
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Vocabulary Games

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Looking for a more interactive way to work on vocabulary with your class? Pick and choose from these 17 vocabulary game ideas, which range from bingo to a game called,"Classroom Feud."
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Mini Games

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
You've got a few minutes left at the end of class to practice vocabulary, but what can you do other than call out a word and ask for definitions? Play one of these 12 quick games! Each game is explained in detail and easy to modify for...
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Compound Word Trivia

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Teach children how small, simple words can join together to make large compound words with a fun vocabulary game. Working in pairs, students take turns drawing definition cards as they attempt to identify all of the compound words on the...
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Flash Card Games

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Expand the vocabulary of young readers with this series of five activities based the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. From playing bingo to group storytelling, a variety of different approaches are presented...
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The Metamorphosis: Vocabulary Bingo

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis is one of the most fascinating pieces of literature from the 20th century, and its rich vocabulary is one of the reasons it has endured for over a century. Help learners of all levels work through new...
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Dice Games

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Games and activities are wonderful for igniting interest in nearly any topic. With a pair of dice, your class will practice their basic math and social skills at the same time. Learners battle it out to see who can roll only odds or only...
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The Tempest: Vocabulary Bingo

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bingo! Practice vocabulary from William Shakespeare's The Tempest with a fun matching game. As you call out the definitions, class members mark the new vocabulary words that match and try to get five in a row.
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The Red Badge of Courage: Vocabulary Bingo!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
To reinforce recognition of vocabulary words drawn from Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, readers engage in a vocabulary bingo game.
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Game

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
How well do you know your affixes? Find out how proficient your learners are with a game that requires them not only to define various affixes, but also to use them to create words that they then use in sentences.
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Make a Star Wars Folder Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Star Wars is the theme of a hands-on activity that challenges scholars to design a board game equipped with written instructions. Following a whole-class discussion, participants work collaboratively or independently to make, test, and...
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Maniac Magee: Magic Number Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Take a break from reading to find the magic number with this vocabulary game using words drawn from Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee.  Participants match the definition to the word in each numbered square of the puzzle, then add the number...
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Destination Library

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
All work and no play makes a classroom a dull place to be. Luckily, this board game solves that problem by allowing children to have fun while reinforcing their understanding of the book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback....
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Action

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Make a game out of word parts with the materials included here. Pupils work in pairs to advance along the board. One partner reads a sentence from a card, and the other identifies the correct affix that fits with a word in that sentence.
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Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization Vocabulary Review Taboo Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you describe a gamete without using the words sperm or egg? Scholars play a vocabulary review game where they try to get other players to guess their words. Each card has the target word as well as two related words they must not...
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Genetics Vocabulary Review Game

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Taboo, anyone?! A vocabulary review lesson asks learners to give their partners clues to help them guess the target word. The catch? There are words that are taboo. If they use the prohibited words, they don't get credit if partners...
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Vocabulary: Word Analysis - Analogy Basketball

For Students K - 4th Standards
Give grammar instruction a boost with a basketball themed game all about analogies! Working in pairs, learners quiz each other's analogy knowledge testing how many they can complete and earn the most points first.
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Concentration

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Ask your class to concentrate their energy on affixes! Pupils match various affixes to their meanings in a memory-style game until all the cards have been gathered up.
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Math Games for Skills and Concepts

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A 27-page packet full of math games and activities builds on algebra, measurement, geometry, fractional, and graphing skills. Young mathematicians participate in math games collaboratively, promoting teamwork and skills practice.
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Vocabulary Morphemic Elements: Affix Match

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Play a quick game of memory, but with a grammatical twist! Learners must match the affixes (includes both prefixes and suffixes) to their meanings.
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James and The Giant Peach Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Reading literature is one of the best ways for kids to build a strong vocabulary while honing in on their comprehension skills. These vocabulary activities go along with the wonderful book, James and the Giant Peach. The children will...
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Vocabulary - Words in Context

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
What do you call a rabbit with a sense of humor? A funny bunny! Beginning with a Hink Pink Think activity, pupils discover meanings of words through an engaging learning game. Next, individuals explore ways to discover word meanings in a...
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Closing the Loop: A Game about Trash

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Dice and playing cards are used to play a "resourceful" board game! Correct answers to questions on the cards get garbage to be reused, recycled, or composted, while incorrect answers get garbage sent to the landfill. Landfill points are...
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Molecular Biology Vocabulary Review Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Getting bored with the typical review strategies? Why not turn it into a game! Learners practice their DNA vocabulary by trying to get their partner to guess the word they're describing. To complicate things a bit, there are words that...

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