Elementary Vocabulary Games

This Elementary Vocabulary Games activity & project also includes:

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, personalizing, and communicating) as well as related printable materials.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pick and choose games that match or are related to vocabulary lists you are teaching in your class
  • Use the topics for inspiration; since the book is designed for practice, you can teach the words and then use the games
  • Create a few sets of materials and have them available for students to play with in centers or in the last few minutes of class
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that for the nations and nationalities topics, no African or South American countries are represented
  • Some words are spelled with British spelling
Pros

  • Comes with explanation and full teacher's notes to guide you through the activities
  • All the supporting materials are included
  • Includes a huge variety of collaborative games as well as hands-on practice with new words
Cons

  • None