They are easily adaptable to many different grade levels and content areas and are ways to engage students in analyzing digital media.
Rediscover SOS is a series that reminds us about some of these great strategies. Take this opportunity to explore a strategy you haven’t used in a while.
Challenge yourself to give this strategy a try, and share your outcomes with us in the DEN Online Community.
Rediscover SOS: Vocab Scavenger Hunt (CDN Version)
Description: Vocab Scavenger Hunt introduces students to key vocabulary related to a particular topic in a fun and interactive way that feels almost game-like. The teacher pre-selects key vocabulary words and introduces them to students. As the digital media plays, students then listen for those words, clapping to indicate when they’ve heard one.
Materials: Discovery Education video or audio segment, pre-selected vocabulary words from segment
Adaptations and Extensions:
- Harness gamification in the classroom by arranging students in teams and assigning points as teams clap to indicate they’ve heard one of the words.
- Have students help create an additional signal to use whenever they hear the definition of one of the vocabulary words. For example, if a clap signals they’ve heard the word, a whistle could signify they’ve heard the definition.
- After they’ve used the strategy, have students create a glossary of the new vocabulary words they’ve learned.
- Have students curate a digital collection of vocabulary words using Discovery Education’s Board Builder or Studio.