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Grade: Elementary
Subject: 4 Blocks

#2173. "Guess My Word"

4 Blocks, level: Elementary
Posted Fri Mar 9 18:00:55 PST 2001 by sandy scarborough (smazz_29205@yahoo.com).
Brennen Elementary, Columbia, SC
Materials Required: word wall words
Activity Time: 10-15 minutes
Concepts Taught: context clues, vocabulary

My students love this activity using word wall words! Students take turns being the "teacher". The student who is the teacher secretly chooses one word wall word. He/she gives the rest of the class 4 or 5 clues (it has 4 letters, it is a noun, it rhymes with lake, it is a noun, etc.). The child then calls on a classmate to guess the word. The guesser comes up and writes the word on the board. If correct, he/she gets to be the "teacher". If not, he/she sits back down, and the student who is the teacher continues to call on other volunteers to guess. Before doing this activity, I modeled the procedure several times so that my students would know what to do.