Magic Word Box

Objective
Vocabulary Review

BRIEF OUTLINE: Students review vocab they’ve learned by pulling words out of a box and getting their team to guess by drawing, gesturing or using hints in English.

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. After splitting the class into two teams, have a volunteer from each team come to the front and janken to see who goes first.
  2. The winning student pulls a word from the box. The other team can choose whether that student has to draw, gesture or describe the word (in English and obviously not say it directly).
  3. The student’s team has to guess the word – but can only call out in English. Threaten to deduct points if they speak Japanese.
  4. If the team can’t guess the word, give the other team one chance to guess. If they can do it, they get the points instead.

 

Alternatively you can make cards that say draw, gesture and describe and have students pull one of those each turn in addition.

Notes

The vocabulary I have included was a JHS3年生 end of semester 1 review, feel free to change it up

Lesson Topics
Duration
Elementary
5,
6
Junior High
1,
2,
3
High School
1
Resources
the vocabulary words (in English) on small pieces of paper, hat/box