The most obvious way to use this little word game in your classroom is reinforcement for spelling or words. Students rearrange chickens with letters to form words. We did this in my classroom and turned it into a little competition between students. Who could generate the most words? It was motivating and engaging.
ALL of my students will have their own iPad so it will be really easy to implement this new idea.This year I plan to use this in math. I'm moving to 4th grade and my standards include mean, median, and mode. Students will play the 3 minute fast play round to create words. After the 3 minutes, students will graph their score. Students will repeat this 2 more times for a total of 3 graphing each time.
After playing 3 rounds, I will introduce the concept of mean, median, and mode. We will then use the data that was collected to calculate mean, median, and mode. Students will graph the class averages and we will crown a Chicktionary king or queen.
After teaching the concept, students will then have opportunities to repeat this same sort of activity using other games such as Angry Birds, Temple Run, etc.
Gone are the days of using fake test scores to determine mean, median, and mode.
I had planned on sharing a recording sheet, but I haven't determined the End Use agreement for clipart and I haven't created any of my own :(
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