Here's how we play Define It! Each
vocabulary word on the
word wall is numbered, 1 through 100. Each
day, a few students from each table group roll the two 10-sided dice to
determine which words they will try to define. The number rolled
on the first die represents the first digit of the vocabulary word's
number, and the number rolled on the second die represents the second
digit of the vocabulary word's number. For example, rolling a 3
and then a 4 would mean the student would have to define word number 34.
If a student
is correctly able to define the word, his/her table group earns one
point. If the student can use the word in a sentence, he/she earns
a second point for the table group. If students get stuck and are
having difficulty defining a word, they can choose to have Mr. Coley use
the word in a sentence. If they can then correctly define the
word, they earn one point. So basically, students have the
opportunity to earn two points with no help, or one point with some
assistance. In the event that a student is unable to define the word after it is used in a sentence, Mr. Coley randomly selects a student using the classroom's
random sticks. If that student can correctly define the word, his/her table group earns a point. Points are tallied, and the table with the most points
at the end of each month wins a small prize.
the word list above to see how many words you can define. Parents,
print the word list and use it to review with your child.
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