Word Clues

This Word Clues activity & project also includes:

Young learners develop a deeper understanding of target vocabulary. Working in pairs, students independently complete a series of word clue cards asking them to find various information about key terms including their definition, synonyms, antonyms, word origin, affixes, and more. Once the cards are complete, partners take turns reading their clues as they try to guess each other's words. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity to address vocabulary in any content area
  • Resource would make an excellent center during rotations in any elementary grade level
Pros

  • Resource includes ideas for extending and adapting the activity to meet the needs of all learners
  • Activity is adaptable to additional Common Core English Language Arts standards
Cons

  • Activity calls for teachers to print, cut, and laminate word clue cards
  • Assumes prior knowledge with the different characteristics of words
Common Core