Here's a great 5 minute way to create an "I Have, Who Has Game" (also known as the loop game) for your classroom.
If you're not familiar with the game, it's a whole class way to review vocabulary or concepts in ANY content area in a way that involves the entire classroom.
Student A: (Reads the word side of his card):
"I have MEEK"
Student B: (Reads the word side of his card)
"I have CONCEITED"
Student B: (Reads the definition side of his card)
This continues until all cards have been read and it leads back to the definition of MEEK where you started.
I used to LABOR over getting one of these games set up. Quizlet, however, solved that problem for me.
Here's how I did it:
#1. Build a set of words and definitions in Quizlet. (Mine are characters and descriptions from the book The Westing Game)
#2. Print them in this format:
#3. Cut apart the cards and lay them side by side in a column.
#4. Remove the bottom word (leave the definition) and bring it to the top.
#5. Slide the remainder of the column down.
#6. Glue together each word with the definition it is next to. (Yes, they are wrong!)
Do this with any content area and any grade level:
- Math Facts!
- Vocabulary words and definitions for any content area
- States (countries) and Capitols
- Characters in a novel
Use this template to make the cards just a weeeeee bit more attractive!
There is a Web 2.0 Tool that will do it for you but I like quizlet because not ONLY can it create the cards but I make the 'stack' available to my students to assist them with studying. ;) http://www.ihavewhohasgames.com/games/create
NOW who has Smarticles?