Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary Words


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Which vocabulary game below requires students to match a vocabulary word card with its definition card by turning over two cards at a time?

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1. Which vocabulary game below requires students to describe a vocabulary word to their team without using any of the forbidden words?

2. Which vocabulary game below allows students to choose how to represent the vocabulary word for their team?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and printable worksheet can be used to check your understanding of how to make vocabulary learning fun and interactive for students. You'll need to know about different game and activity names and their basic requirements in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following kinds of vocabulary games and methods:

  • Description-based
  • Matching-based
  • Body language-based
  • Representation-based

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the different concepts of teaching vocabulary words
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as vocabulary games that use matching and those that ask students to represent the word
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding making vocabulary fun

Additional Learning

To learn more about teaching vocabulary, review the accompanying lesson on Making Learning Vocabulary Words Fun.

This lesson will help you:

  • Define the phrase 'vocabulary words'
  • Identify teaching strategies to make vocabulary learning more dynamic
  • Learn five games useful for teaching vocabulary in the classroom
  • Discover additional creative methods for teaching vocabulary