Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Shake It In Shades Game - Section 4: Ongoing Practice


I LOVE to play this game.  My students end up playing this game almost daily; whether it's after a story or just to break up the monotony of working for a long time, students always love it!  I take it as my responsibility to make it a little more than just a fun game!  I really want to make sure that my students develop a conceptual understanding of these words.  I want these words to not only be fun to act out, but to also provide a bank of tier-two vocabulary words and "juicy words" they will be able to remember!  I make sure to keep a list of our words as we read different stories or learn different phrases.  I also keep a set of flashcards with these words that I can call out at random times when pacing may seem a little slow and my kids need a pick-me-up!  At the end of the year, I have students act out ALL of our words and they create a book with their favorite movements; this is something really fun for them (and their parents as well)! 

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Shake It In Shades Game

Unit 1: Language Skills Practice
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action by acting out the meanings.

Big Idea: Make every moment count! Utilize a brain break to learn shades of meaning at the same time!

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