Word grabber

4th July 2008 at 01:00
Languages: Any age

Languages: Any age

I have devised a technique to reinforce vocabulary items in modern foreign languages and Latin, but it can be used in any subject to help pupils to remember details, facts or dates. I call the game Grabbit.

Make a series of cards (verb tenses in your target language or vocabulary for a particular topic) and laminate them. Spread the cards on the floor and ask pupils to sit in a circle around them.

Call out the English verb or word. Pupils must identify the matching card in the target language, then "grabbit" as quickly as possible. The pupil with the biggest collection at the end is the winner.

Anyone who picks up the wrong card forfeits all the cards they have won.

Chris Williams teaches at Beeston Hall School in Cromer, Norfolk.

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