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...