Teaching Resource

What Does That Mean? Game

PDF | 10 pages|Grades: 4 - 5

A board game where students identify the correct definition of multiple-meaning words.

This teaching resource allows students to play a board game while working on vocabulary.

Students will have to determine the correct definition of various nouns, verbs, and adjectives from a list of 4 possible definitions.

This activity works great when put into a reading center!

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1498

    Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts including vocabulary encountered in researchElaborationsbuilding etymological knowledge about word origins (for example 'thermometer') and building vocabulary from resea...

  • ACELA1512

    Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contextsElaborationsmoving from general, ‘all-purpose’ words, for example ‘cut’, to more sp...

  • ACELY1698

    Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to contextElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the ...

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Victoria Turnbull

Nouns-Game card 7 please edit the spelling of the word ‘theatre’ for Aus.

Victoria Turnbull · Jul 7th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Victoria,

Thanks for letting us know. We’ll get right onto it and let you know when it has been fixed.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jul 7th, 2020

Resource Updates

  • The US spelling for theatre has been corrected.

    Fix by Royce (Teach Starter) Jul 6th, 2020

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