Games

Vocabulary Games

Dictionary

To play Dictionary, divide the students into teams. Four or so teams per class seems to work well. Each team gets a sheet of paper and writes its name across the top. The teacher writes a Latin word on the board and each team tries to come up with a definition, writing them on the paper. The teacher collects the papers and then reads off or writes the definitions created by the students and the real one. Each team then votes for what it thinks is the real definition.
Scoring:
* 5 points if the team comes up with the proper definition
* 2 points for voting for the right definition
* 1 point for each other team that votes for your definitions

Derivative Bingo

Students fill up a bingo board with derivatives of the vocabulary being reviewed. The teacher reads off the vocabulary, and for each word the students may mark off one derivative. This has a little more strategy than regular Bingo, since there is some choice as to which derivative should be marked.

Free Rice

A game that is useful for practicing derivatives.

Review Games

  • One Word Summaries
    • The students go around the room, trying to tell the story. Each can only say one word, and the words, taken together, have to make sense. So, for example, Abernathy might start by saying “Romulus,” and then Beata would say “was,” Charlotte “nursed,” Davis “by,” Ermengarde “a,” Francis “she-wolf.” Making sure the whole sentence fits together and makes sense helps them pay attention.
  • Circus Factions (link to the CAMPVS)
  • TVXTAX (link to the CAMPVS)

Vocabulary Games

Dictionary

To play Dictionary, divide the students into teams. Four or so teams per class seems to work well. Each team gets a sheet of paper and writes its name across the top. The teacher writes a Latin word on the board and each team tries to come up with a definition, writing them on the paper. The teacher collects the papers and then reads off or writes the definitions created by the students and the real one. Each team then votes for what it thinks is the real definition.
Scoring:
* 5 points if the team comes up with the proper definition
* 2 points for voting for the right definition
* 1 point for each other team that votes for your definitions

Derivative Bingo

Students fill up a bingo board with derivatives of the vocabulary being reviewed. The teacher reads off the vocabulary, and for each word the students may mark off one derivative. This has a little more strategy than regular Bingo, since there is some choice as to which derivative should be marked.

Free Rice

A game that is useful for practicing derivatives.

Review Games

  • One Word Summaries
    • The students go around the room, trying to tell the story. Each can only say one word, and the words, taken together, have to make sense. So, for example, Abernathy might start by saying “Romulus,” and then Beata would say “was,” Charlotte “nursed,” Davis “by,” Ermengarde “a,” Francis “she-wolf.” Making sure the whole sentence fits together and makes sense helps them pay attention.
  • Circus Factions (link to the CAMPVS)
  • TVXTAX (link to the CAMPVS)