I post the list all over the school. Other teachers in school also then can use the words in their lessons, which in turn goes into ... giving students an extra credit point for each time they find a word in context. This is the BIGGEST one. I'm always so...
Each student is assigned a word and they have to "dress" like that word for the day. Students take turns guessing the words and then each student presents his/her "outfit" and an explanation of how if relates to the word.
Grid Game: Using a 5x5 grid with all words randomly placed, students seek to connect adjacent pairs or compose analogies, which must be voted as valid by other teams. in teams
Each group, of 4-5 students, makes colored cards (a different color for each challenge) for the WordMasters Challenge™ words and white cards for non-WordMasters Challenge™ words. They use these cards to create analogies manipulating the cards to make the best analogies.
I "hide" the words around our building and students find them and then report them to me using a definition, sentence or analogy. Students who find all 25 words before the word meet earn a prize.
A favorite is to play a version of Apples to Apples. The teacher holds up one card while teams of students search their stack of cards (complied throughout the year) for one that they defend as the best association to the teacher's word. The teacher awards a point to the...