Saturday, 17 August 2013

Word Wall v2

As with my previous attempt, this Word Wall game that I use was inspired by @VictoriaCoren @OnlyConnectQuiz. The activity is also an attempt to promote literacy in Business Studies through a targeted DART (Directed Activity Related to Text) activity. This version covers Understanding Customer Needs - Chapter 2 of the Edexcel GCSE Business Studies textbook (authors Anderton and Gunn).

There are a variety of ways of tackling the Word Wall with a class:
1. Delete everything except slide 2, then let the class sort the wall individually using PowerPoint
2. Print multiple copies of slides 2 and 3. Cut up slide 2 so that all the words are separated. The class can then sort the wall individually or in pairs.
3. Print slides 4-19 and tape them under random seats. Draw a 4x4 grid on the whiteboard. Let the 16 students with the words work as a team to sort the wall at the front of the class.
4. Finally, this version gets everyone in the class involved. Start by drawing two 4x4 grids in the room - use whiteboards, pinboards, flip charts, the floor etc. Print 2 copies of slides 4 -19 and share them among the class. Students can then work as a team to sort the 2 word walls.The Connections Word Wall is great as a starter or plenary. It is easily adapted to any subject.

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