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Tag Archives: word games
The Game: Clueless is a game that uses many clues to describe a common word. Research supports the use of games to “…motivate learners, promote communicative competence, and to generate fluency” (Forum Vol. 35, No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 1997, M. Martha … Continue reading
The Game: Connect Four and More! helps students practice their pronunciation in a fun way. It is modeled after the basic Connect Four math game for younger children, where the goal is to get four in a row and win. This … Continue reading
The Game: ESL – Tic Tac Toe is a quick, fun way to review any number of grammar forms or vocabulary words. It builds on higher level thinking skills and provides language practice in various skills—primarily listening, speaking, and reading.
The Game: Word Ditto explores multiple meaning words. Multiple meaning words are just that: They have two or more meanings. There are two main types of multiple meaning words: Those that sound alike (ex. bark as in the bark of … Continue reading
The Game: The object of Multiple Meaning Puzzlers is to introduce and review multiple meaning words. Research Says: It is important to employ games that “…[make] the foreign language immediately useful to the children. It brings the target language to … Continue reading
The Game: You might know this word game by a whole bunch of other names like Hank Pank, Brain Train, Stinky Pinky, or Wordy Gurdy. The game is made up of a phrase that conveys an adjective paired with a … Continue reading
The Game: The object of Similarities Galore is to see relationships in visual photos and to listen to others’ ideas about the personal connections they see. These relationships help spark imagination and creative thinking while building stronger language skills. Research … Continue reading