Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

By Laura Young, 22 March, 2017
Duration
Junior High
1 2 3
Objective
Students will review vocabulary by playing a competitive word search game
Resources
projector and screen, blackboard, answer sheet

SET UP:

Set up the word search game board in Excel. Choose how many rows you want, i.e. 10×10

Put the students into teams.

ACTIVITY:

  1. Read clues out to the students. Within their groups, students must think of what the clue is describing and look for it within the game board.
  2. When a student thinks they know the answer, they raise their hand and answer, i.e. “A3- banana.” If they are correct their team gets a point for each letter in the word, so banana would be worth 6 points.
  3. The teacher continues to read out clues to the students.
  4. Words can be forwards, backwards, up, down, or diagonal within the game board.
Notes
  • Adapt the vocabulary words and clues to the level of the students.
  • The game board can be made as big or small as you like, and the number of words can be based on how long you wish the activity to last.
  • A game board can easily be created in Excel, printed, and blown up. Or if you have time one can be drawn on the board.

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