Teacher Review For Chicktionary

Have a clucking good time with Chicktionary

Laura F.
Assistant Principal
Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School
Oak Lawn, IL
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
Chicktionary works best as a small group center activity. If your classroom has a limited amount of devices, then the short play option is ideal, as students can then share the device when time is up. Consider keeping a record of high scores, and encourage individuals or pairs to beat the highscore. Have a interactive whiteboard? Play the game as a small group at the end of reading centers. Have plenty of devices? Instruct students to work in teams by rotating the device or each other after a word is built. The winning team is the one that builds all of the words first.
My Take
Chicktionary is a free vocabulary game that allows players to build words. To finish a game, students need to create all of the words from a 7 letter set. Words range from 3 to 10 characters. As you tap each chicken’s belly, you begin to build a word and hear a fun clucking sound. There are two options for play. During speed play, players have 3 minutes to find as many words as they can. During long play, students can take their time finishing the puzzle. The game is limited in that you cannot customize the letters nor can you limit the amount of letters in a word. Still, the game is silly, yet intuitive and available on a variety of platforms. Student engagement will not be a problem when using Chicktionary.