Vocabulary Games for Middle School

Spice up your vocabulary instruction with some games! Here is a collection of various game descriptions, organized into three different groups. You will definitely be able to find a game or two to assist your pupils with that tricky task of acquiring new vocabulary words.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pick and choose a few of your favorite games that you think would work well with your particular group of students
  • Make up a short list and allow your class to vote on favorite ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • The lists of vocabulary game ideas begin with number two rather than number one
  • The various links throughout the resource lead to eHow pages on those topics
  • While these were compiled with middle schoolers in mind, you could definitely play them with other age groups as well
  • Most of these games do not require additional materials (or only require simple items, like index cards or a blank bingo grid to hand out to each learner)
  • These games can be played with any vocabulary list
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