Simple Definitions, Complex Thoughts

Concentration

Get them here or make up your own.

You’ve got two ways to play this game.

1. Give these to your students as warm ups at various times but with one of the words blocked out and have them decide what it should be.

2. When they’ve got the hang of guessing, they start making their own based on terms you’re studying. Should work for just about any subject and is far better than the standard “write a sentence using this term” vocabulary exercises. Don’t limit yourself (or them) to vocabulary words- think historical events, novels etc1.


1 In a way it reminds me of the “its the * meets the *” style of music/movie descriptions which would be another great way to get students thinking describing novels in interesting ways that draw connections to things they know. I swear I have something about this bookmarked in delicious somewhere.

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