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Vocabulary Game for Students: Row Races with Words, Grades 4–12

Row Races is a game that encourages students to use their vocabulary and creative writing skills. Divided into teams of four, students will use a Row Races with Vocabulary Words worksheet to create a cohesive story using vocabulary words.

Back in November I held a contest for teachers attending NCTE. Teachers submitted their favorite vocabulary activity for an opportunity to dine with me at the University Club, sample Vocabulary Workshop books, and have their ideas featured on the blog. Today I'm excited to share one of our winning entries!

Row Races with Vocabulary Words

Row Races vocabulary game was created to encourage students to use their vocabulary and creative writing skills.

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Francene G. created the Row Races vocabulary game to encourage students to use their vocabulary and creative writing skills. Divided into teams of four, students will create a cohesive story using vocabulary words listed on the board. Sitting in their "row" students will pass the Row Races with Vocabulary Words handout from teammate to teammate until the story is complete. The first row to finish wins!

Get the detailed instruction sheet and reproducible handout for your classroom.

 

 

 

Big thanks to Francene for sharing this exciting vocabulary activity!