This game involves the mastery of compound words, which include names of workers in the community. Some of the words that you can use are: hairdresser, fireman, newscaster, lifeguard, weatherman, etc. Have pictures of these professionals projected on the smartboard to give clues to the students.
Give each student a cardboard with one part of a compound word.Tape the cards on their back, and afterwards, ask them to spread all around the classroom. Their task? Find their missing pair without peeking what word is taped on their back! This game:
- enhances decoding and fluency skills because students would need to ask their classmates to read the word on their back in order for them to know what other word they will be looking for.
- allows the students the use of picture clues (the pictures of the professionals) to unlock vocabulary words.
- encourages cooperation and interdependency in finishing their tasks.