A very good revision or consolidation activity, suitable for level 1 - 5 students. This can be used as a pair or an independent activity.
This is a very engaging activity, usually lasting up to 30 minutes. Ideally the end product should be peer assessed.
Highly suited to SOLO taxonomy.
Some ideas on how to use the resource:
1. Students work in groups of 2 and make as many sentences as they can using the words in the grid. The scores are then totalled for each sentence. For example: “ Photosynthesis produces oxygen and glucose” each of these words carries a 5 point score, totalling 15 points for that sentence.
2. Students are given a set of dice, student A roles and for example, should they role a 6 and 3 those are the co-ordinates for word 1. Student B then roles a set of co-ordinates and together they need to formulate a sentence to show how these words are linked.
3. Students are placed in groups of 2. Student A makes a simple sentence using only 2 of the grid words, for example: photosynthesis produces oxygen. Student B then has to add a third word to the sentence: photosynthesis produces oxygen and glucose. Student A then tries to add another word and so on until one is unable to complete the sentence, the total point score for that sentence will then go to the last student to add a word.