WordBURST: A Word Recall Game
This engaging, quick-thinking game focuses on four word-finding strategies for better word recall. It’s a perfect game for all ages. Use visual imagery, synonyms, word association, and sound/letter cueing to improve rapid word recall.
Quick! Name ten things you find in a refrigerator! Ready? Go! That’s the task in the popular game WordBURST. Your students learn and practice solid word-finding strategies to rapidly name ten items in a given category. These are the research-based strategies that SLPs know will help students with word recall and vocabulary building :
Create a picture in your mind of the item or where you would find the item. “Close your eyes and paint a picture of a grocery store. Imagine that you are walking down the fruits and vegetables aisle. Tell me what you see.”
A player for Team 1 takes the top card, inserts it into the card sleeve, announces the word recall strategy and the stimulus category or word, and sets the timer.
For example: “The vocabulary area is Visual Imagery. The item is Things You See in the Sky.”
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Components: 100 Double-Sided Game Cards, 4 Category Divider Cards, Shielded Card Jacket, Two-Minute Timer, Grease Pencil, Game Instructions