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*During a course, the students may want to revise the contents of the envelope, throwing away any that have been memorized and clarifying any that are unclear.
 
*During a course, the students may want to revise the contents of the envelope, throwing away any that have been memorized and clarifying any that are unclear.
  
====Vocabulary envelope games====
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There are a few games which rely on the availabiity of vocabulary tabs, and are as follows:
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== Vocabulary envelope games ==
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There are a few games which rely on the availabiity of a set of vocabulary tabs, and these are as follows:
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===Pelmanism===
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====Method====
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*Pairs or groups of three students are formed.
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*The tabs are arranged face-down in a grid in front of the pairs/groups.
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*On takinga turn, a player turns over two tabs, in order tot win them s/he has to explain a logical connection that the two lexical items have in common. For example, on turning over ''"slippery"'' and ''"martial arts",'' a student would need to a true sentence which somehow logically connects the words such as ''"when practising martial arts, it is best not to be near something slippery like a banana skin".''
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Revision as of 16:37, 28 October 2012

A class vocabulary envelope is a student-centred and cooperative system of recording and reviewing vocabulary and has numerous applications.

Method

  • At the end of each class, the teacher asks students to choose up to eight lexical items from the lesson that they would like to remember.
  • Alone or in pairs, the students then create vocabulary tabs on small sqaures of paper which should include any important specifics from the list above. Here is an example:
A vocabulary tab
  • The teacher monitors the creation of the tabs, checking the accuracy and helping.
  • Once finished, all the tabs are put into a class envelope which accumulates up to eight tabs each lesson.
  • During subsequent classes, vocabulary games can be played with the tabs to review them. Games such as guess the word, mnemonics, charades and pictionary all work well.
  • During a course, the students may want to revise the contents of the envelope, throwing away any that have been memorized and clarifying any that are unclear.


Vocabulary envelope games

There are a few games which rely on the availabiity of a set of vocabulary tabs, and these are as follows:

Pelmanism

Method

  • Pairs or groups of three students are formed.
  • The tabs are arranged face-down in a grid in front of the pairs/groups.
  • On takinga turn, a player turns over two tabs, in order tot win them s/he has to explain a logical connection that the two lexical items have in common. For example, on turning over "slippery" and "martial arts", a student would need to a true sentence which somehow logically connects the words such as "when practising martial arts, it is best not to be near something slippery like a banana skin".

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