Mediocrity 2011 – Car Names for Vocabulary

This is one of those easy options for vocabulary. I thought of it when I saw the 2011 Mediocrity commercial embedded below.

Essentially, they pick one of the vocabulary words and use it as a car name. The students would draw up a one page ad1 (with relevant copy) for the car that plays off the word they choose. It would certainly be more fun with word you wouldn’t normally associate with cars. I’d make sure I posted these in the room for future use.

You wouldn’t do it all the time but it’d be one of those options I’d have for my students to pick from.

I’d make an ad for the Abstinence that shows just a frame and chastises you for wanting doors, seats, etc.


1 A video seems like overkill

Comments on this post

  1. Mike H said on October 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I saw this in my reader so I watched the video before reading your post. I thought you were going to talk about how this reflects teaching in too many classrooms b/c of SOLs.

    • Tom said on October 18, 2010 at 10:25 am

      That works for me too.

  2. Tom Woodward said on December 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    This would accompany this idea nicely.

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