Meaningful Moments: 'What Word is That?' Game

Meaningful Moments: 'What Word is That?' Game

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  • Cool+
  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Grammar and Spelling
  • Speaking
  • ...

Activity summary

Students will play a word game where they are assigned one of the following parts of speech; noun, verb or adjective. When a word such as ‘chair’ or ‘jump’ is called out, those students assigned with the correct part of speech need to run for it and avoid being tagged!

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • explore nouns, verbs and adjectives in a new and energetic way.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • recognise nouns, verbs and adjectives.

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Activity details


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • critical thinking

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: 

Year 5 English:

  • Understand how noun groups can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of a person, place, thing or idea (AC9E5LA06)

Year 6: 

  • Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups (AC9E6LA06)

Relevant parts of Year 5 English achievement standards: For particular purposes and audiences, they share, develop and expand on ideas and opinions, using supporting details from topics or texts. 

Relevant parts of Year 6 English achievement standards: For particular purposes and audiences, they share, develop, explain and elaborate on ideas from topics or texts.

NSW Syllabus outcomes: EN2-1A

General capabilities: LiteracyPersonal and Social Capability 

Resources Required

  • List of words that includes nouns, verbs and adjectives (optional)
  • Open space, like a basketball court or a soccer field
  • Piece or string or ribbon to create a line on the court or field.

Additional Info

Level of teacher scaffolding: High - the teacher needs to supervise students outdoors and lead them in the activity.

This is an original Cool+ lesson.

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