Teacher Review for Chicktionary

Educational entertainment

Leslie M.
Classroom teacher
John Beck Elementary School
Lititz, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
The only ways I've ever used it in the classroom was as a reward option or as a center. When using it as a center, students needed to review the list of possible words they missed, and add unfamiliar word to their word "wall" notebook. Then, they used a dictionary (either online or in hard copy) to discover the meaning and use of this word. Homework that night, was to go on a hunt for that word in places in print or media. It always amazed me what examples students brought in the next day.
My Take
I've played this game for years, and while I love the game, I fear that it does not have a lot application for the regular school day. My third graders could play this, but my sixth graders get much more out of it.