7th Grade Vocabulary Games

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Vocabulary is valuable. It improves students' reading, writing, self expression, and ability to learn. Make the all-important process of learning vocabulary fun, with a few of these ideas for 7th grade vocabulary games.

7th Grade Vocabulary Games

Everyone could stand to improve their vocabulary. Having more words to choose from is like having more tools in your toolbox. It gives you more options and lets you express yourself in more nuanced ways. It also improves reading skills - and reading is the heart of learning. Anything we can do to help our students improve their vocabularies will pay dividends for years to come. But we don't have to teach vocabulary through word lists, and reciting definitions. The process can be fun, too. Take a look at a few of these vocabulary games that can help kids enjoy expanding their vocabularies.

What Word Am I?

Some of the classic word games involve very few words at all. When students are forced to wrack their brains and think of a particular word, it can cement that vocabulary in their minds. In this word game, students must express a word to their partner or group using only their actions. The goal is for the group to guess as many words as possible within a time limit. Those words could be nouns like 'canine' or even adverbs like 'subtly'. The student has to try to express that word using their actions.

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