I created a Scattergory sheet for analogies. The students get two minutes to complete the analogies. They get one point for any valid pair, and an extra point for each WordMasters™ word they use:
My students love to play basketball. I give each group of 3-4 students a set of word cards. They spread them out and I read a definition. They have to find the correct card and be standing with it by the time the definition is done. If they are up,...
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.