Rosa Brefeld
Associate Teaching Professor

Vocabulary Tic-Tac Toe Matches

Assessment Published 6/20/17 Last updated on 2/28/20

Putting students in two groups, Xs or Os, and then revealing a tic-tac-toe grid on the board, I get the students to compete against each other. The vocabulary words we are studying are put on the tic tac toe grid and then one team must choose a word and give the definition and a sentence with one of the words. If they give the correct definition and sentence sounds right, their team mark of "X" or "O" is placed over the word. Then the other team must choose a word, provide a definition, and a sentence. Students get animated with the competition and have fun choosing words strategically to get three marks in a row to win the match.

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Betul Ayse Sayin

Posted on 6/23/17 6:30:32 AM Permalink

One of the nice ways of practicing vocabulary elevating competition among groups! ​

Rosa Brefeld

Posted on 6/20/17 8:02:26 PM Permalink

​Opposites or synonyms could be used in addition to vocabulary from a reading.