Resources: Teacher: vocabulary words on 4×6 cards Students: none.
Teacher Preparation: After reading a story or studying a chapter, write key vocabulary words on cards with a marker.
1. Procedure: Teacher holds a word card above a student’s head making sure student does not see card, but rotating card so rest of class does.
2. Without saying the word, call on another student to give definition of the word.
3. The first student tries to guess the word.
4. Continue the activity until all the vocabulary word cards have been answered correctly.
Variations/Options: Can also be used with numbers on the cards; students make up a math problem answered by the number on the card, which the first student must guess.