You will need
– Key word cards
– Potentially create ‘Bluff’, ‘Bluff’, ‘True’ cards for pupils to use!
How It Works
Get students to work in groups of 3.
Each group is given a number of key words relating to the topic/subject/exam question stem word (3 is usually a good number).
The group then have to write the correct definition and two made up definitions.
They then present their words to the class – the word is read out and then each member of the group reads a definition.
The other groups have to guess/work out which is the correct definition. Points are given if it is guessed correctly or if no-one gets it, the group whose word it is gets the point.
This encourages students to think about explaining words/writing definitions as well as the actual meanings of words.
A very simple example:
Definition 1 – The person who reveals the plot of a novel.
Definition 2 – A person created by a writer who is in the story.
Definition 3 – The person telling the story
A great way for pupils to learn KEY VOCABULARY in your subject area
– Pupils could have a multiple choice or short answer exam question and offer the class three answers, 1 correct and the other two incorrect
– Pupils could work in groups to compete for points in a quiz-like scenario