Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vocabulary Detective Cards 3

This is the third set of my FREE Vocabulary Detective Cards that I created when teachers told me how excited they were about my first two sets. Using these cards is a great way to motivate students to learn new vocabulary words and to identify nouns, verbs and adjectives when they read books in class. 

Here's how I do it.. 

Make a Detective Jar. A Mason jar with a wide opening is the best to use.  Print a label for it on a large piece of white paper that says "Detective Jar". Wrap it around the jar and tape or glue the ends.

Make copies of the cards for your students. Explain that you'll be running a weekly contest and that you'll pull three cards from the jar at the end of the week. Winners will receive a prize if they've entered the correct answers on them.  Be sure to have prizes for the winners. I order them online in bulk from the Oriental Trading Company. 

Tell your students they shouldn't cut the cards until they've entered the information on them. When they're finished, they can cut the cards,  fold them in half, then put them in the jar. 

Hope you and your students enjoy these contests! Thanks for stopping by!

Have fun!


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  1. I like it, Ruth!! :) Great resource!

    Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

    1. Thanks Ann Marie!! These contest are such a lot of fun!! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Mrs. Dyer! Thank you so much! I love sharing these with other teachers! Thanks for stopping by!