A compilation of five titles from the Best-Ever Activities for Grades 2-3 series, this terrific book is packed with teacher-tested ideas and activities that teach important language arts skills and concepts in vocabulary, spelling, writing, grammar, and listening & speaking—and meet the Language Arts Standards. Includes tips for working with second language learners; assessment ideas; and writing, art, music, and movement connections for kids of all learning styles. You'll also find reproducible activity pages, easy-to-make manipulatives, games, and much more!
Wear a Word: Students try to guess a secret word by listening to team members’ definitions.
Write vocabulary words on sticky notes or name tag labels. Place one on each child’s forehead (without letting the child see it). Divide the class into teams of five or six students each. On your signal, have team members help one another guess their words by giving definitions. As students guess their words, have them remove the tags from their foreheads. The winner is the first team to guess all of their words.
- Sara Everett, Community Christian School, Fort Dodge, Iowa