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Match Mine

Language Builder

Kagan Publishing (All Grades)

  • Builds students' vocabulary and improves communication skills!
  • Enhances ability to give directions.
  • Promotes active listening and role-taking ability.
  • Engages students with fun, hands-on cooperative learning games.
BMML • $19
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Teach vocabulary and communication skills with this cooperative game. Partners sit on opposite sides of a barrier. Each has a game board and game pieces copied from this book. For example, each student receives a zoo game board and zoo animal game pieces. One student places her animals in the empty spots on the zoo game board. Now here's the challenge: Through talking only, that student must describe how she arranged her animals in the zoo so her partner can "match" the layout. As students try to make a match ("place the zebra in the bottom space that has the tree on the right side"), they must communicate clearly using the target vocabulary. Book includes 30 games focusing on must-know vocabulary including: animals, food, clothes, transportation, weather, sports, human body, and many more. 176 pages.

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