Students are given a key word each in small groups and asked to provide:
- a description
- specific features (what makes this key word different from other similar bits of vocab
- an example of its use from the set works studied
- misleading example (example of its use or a description which might confuse people or highlight common misconceptions (e.g. for texture, “what the music feels like” or for polyrhythm, “a rhythm played by someone called poly”).
A good starter activity which can sometimes be expanded out to a longer task if students are enthusiastic. Pupils often really enjoy developing funny misleading examples.
Developed for use with AQA GCSE but would be applicable to any syllabus