Name it + Explain it! Using the letters on the card provided, pupils name a key term or a key point and explain and elaborate on it's significance to the topic. Great for recall and literacy.
Provide each pupil with a pile of cards. Each card has 2 or 3 letters on it (part of a word). For this activity we used the cards from the 'Pass the Bomb' game.
- The first pupil picks up the first card in their pile. Using the letters on the card, the pupil names a key word or key term linked to the topic being taught or consolidated.
- The pupil then explains the word and elaborates on it's significance, applying it correctly.
- If the pupil is able to do this successfully, they gain a point.
- The next pupil picks up the first card in their pile and the process is repeated.
Differentiation / Extension:
- Ask pupils to spell the word they have selected.
- Challenge pupils to link their named word to the previous pupils named word.
- Give a time limit to the 'naming and explaining'.
- Rather than a simple explanation give the pupils a minute to talk about the word they have selected.
- Don't allow repetition between pupils.
- Award extra points depending on the length or complexity of the word selected (rather than just having correctly named and explained the word).
- Remove the element of competition by not awarding of points.
- Cards could simply contain key words rather than parts of a word.