Wordwall with young learners

I wrote an overview of Wordwall last year. Here’s a more practical example of how I actually use Wordwall, rather than just as a load of games… Well, still as a load of games actually, just in a more purposeful way!

I’m teaching a PP1 class at the moment (aged 6/7). This week we were reviewing/learning vocabulary for fruit as the task was creating your own fruit juice (bit random…). So, I started planning by making a Find the Match…

… which took about 3 minutes to make. But this wasn’t the first classroom activity! You see the ‘printables’ bit on the side? One of the options is to turn the Find the Match into a matching handout, like this…

… which could be downloaded as a pdf. I added a few too many fruits so the images were a bit small. Even so, this gave me my ‘smart start’ as we call it – a sort of low-stakes diagnostic activity.

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