It might be a good idea to remind them to remember and use their vocabulary section of their notebooks. Any rules or parameters you give to include things you've learned in your classes would make this game even more productive.
LESSON: Use as a class opener or to start a speaking lesson
OBJECTIVES: Learn and think of vocabulary on the spot
LEVEL: Can be appropriate for most levels and ages.
TIME: 10-14 minutes
· Draw 6 columns on the board. (I like to make it six)
· In each column goes a category (food, country, clothes, animals, jobs, phrasal verbs, adjectives, etc.)
- For Example -
food | jobs | animals | phrasal verbs | adjectives | transportation
· Students write a word in each column that begins with that letter.
· The first person who finishes yells, "Stop the bus!" and everyone has to stop writing.
· 5 points for shared answers; 10 points for unique answers
· This works for classes and 1-on-1 students.
· In 1-on-1 lessons, the student goes against you. (Don't be surprised if you student does better than you!)
Easter Egg Lessons:
Losing - The truth is, most of your students will lose this game. It's an important skill to know how to lose, and to know that it's not the end of the world. Some of your classes will get very competitive. Losing is an important skill to learn in order to know how to win.
More Words - Many of the students will lose because they missed some of the obvious words that they didn't know that they know. They will end up learning words that they don't even realize that they're learning them... but you'll be able to observe this.
What else can you think of?