Clever, Quick Vocabulary Assessment

Recently, while reading the latest issue of the STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading) newsletter I came across an idea for a vocabulary activity that could be done with…wait for it…no prep! What? It didn’t seem possible, but it really is a clever little activity that allows instructors to assess students’ depth and breadth of understanding of a particular vocabulary word with virtually no prep. Even better, it can be used in any discipline area on the spot (when you have a few extra minutes) or as part of your planned lesson delivery. If you are intrigued, click the link and read on…WHO NEEDS TO KNOW THIS WORD?

One thought on “Clever, Quick Vocabulary Assessment

  1. Yes, be playful with words — expanding horizons in a fun way — for example—-

    English Homonyms

    • We must polish the Polish furniture.
    • He could lead if he would get the lead out.
    • The farm was used to produce produce.
    • The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    • The soldier decided to desert in the desert.
    • This was a good time to present the present.
    • A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
    • When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    • I did not object to the object.
    • The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    • The bandage was wound around the wound.
    • There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    • They were too close to the door to close it.
    • The buck does funny behavior when the does are present.
    • They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.
    • To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    • The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    • Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear.
    • I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    • How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

    Finally, having completed a survey, one is instructed to click the box labeled DONE ( hmmm–meat is done) and tasks are FINISHED.

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