An activity I love is a vocabulary strategy called Swat-It! This has been my class’ favorite way to review vocabulary for years! It’s a great way to get the students to learn important vocabulary words. It’s both engaging and fun and all of the students want to volunteer to be a swatter.
Check out a sample Swat-it! board below!
Here’s how to set it up:
1. Use an 8.5 inch x 11 inch size paper to program a 3 x 3 unit rectangle with 9 vocabulary words.
2. Project the rectangle onto your classroom whiteboard so that the students can reach all of the rectangles with a fly-swatter.
3. Ask for two volunteers to come to the front of the room and stand on the left and right side of the Swat-it! board.
4. Hand each student a fly-swatter.
5. Read a definition.
6. The students use the fly-swatter to swat the word that matches the definition.
7. The first student to swat the correct word is the winner.