Board Race is a fun game that is used for revising vocabulary, whether it be words from the lesson you’ve just taught or words from a lesson you taught last week. It can also be used at the start of the class to get students active. It is a great way of testing what your students already know about the subject you’re about to teach.
This is best played with 6 students or more – the more, the better. I’ve used it in classes ranging from 7-25 years of age and it’s worked well in all age groups. Here’s a step by step explanation:
Split the class into two teams and give each team a colored marker.
If you have a very large class, it may be better to split the students into teams of 3 or 4.
Draw a line down the middle of the board and write a topic at the top.
The students must then write as many words as you require related to the topic in the form of a relay race.
Each team wins one point for each correct word. Any words that are unreadable or misspelled are not counted.Board Race,
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