Active Word Play: Games and Activities that Build Vocabulary
Move beyond boring word drills and vocabulary quizzes with Active Word Play! The 31 engaging games and activities in Active Word Play encourage students in grades four and up to make new vocabulary words their own. As students actively work with words, the connections they make help them understand and retain the words they are learning. Jane Feber's active-engagement approach infuses Active Word Play with the same enthusiasm your students will experience when they play these games and create make-and-takes that promote long-term retention of new vocabulary words. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and templates-as well as lists of common roots, prefixes, and suffixes-make this a ready-to-go resource you'll use over and over. You just choose the words from literature or content-area and basal texts that fit your instructional needs. Students will have as much fun learning the new words as you will teaching them!
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Active Word Play antonym Bingo grid blank card template bowl bumper stickers compound word construction paper crease DEFINITION DEFINITION DEFINITION DESCRIPTION examples and non-examples examples or non-examples flip book Fortune Cookies fortune teller Frayer Model graphic games and activities group member groups of three illustration Instruct students lettuce list of prefixes list of vocabulary markers MATERIALS mini-books mix and mingle mnemonic devices Model graphic organizer Morpheme and Vocabulary morpheme or vocabulary multiple-meaning words overhead projector pen or pencil Place students pop-up book PREFIX PREFIX PREFIX Provide each group Provide each student provide students ROOT WORD ROOT root words pages segments sentence Shanice sheet of paper skits strips of paper Students create Students fold Students open students write SUFFIX SUFFIX SUFFIX tag board think this word vocabulary list vocabulary wheel vocabulary words DIRECTIONS word means WORD ROOT WORD word salad word written word-definition matches Words in Print words pages 47-50