Word Choice Activities and Minilessons...

Feb 20, 2009 by

  "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."                                                            –Mark Twain Verb Charades Using index card, write a different verb on each card.  Place the card in a bag.  Have students take turns selecting a card acting out the verb on the card.  Classmates try to guess the verb. Noun Scattergories Preparation:  Make game sheets that list several categories with a blank beside each.  Photocopy the game sheets. Prepare a ziploc bag with 26 letter tiles or cards—one labeled for each letter of the alphabet. To play:  Divide students into small groups.  Give each group a copy of a game sheet.  Draw a letter from the bag.  Each group writes the letter at the top of the sheet and works together...

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