One of the first outside-the-box activities that we have done with 2nd Year Bachillerato this school year involved vocabulary and memory. In the first unit, they learned vocabulary about animals, natural habitats, endangered species and threats to the environment. To finish off one of the classes, I showed them a word cloud with many names of animals, some of them unusual and not included in the vocabulary of the unit, such as ‘newt.’
We had a tie, as Rubén and Abraham both remembered 13 animals, and they scored a positive each. As we counted them, we went over those names that were less common and made sure everyone in class knew their meaning. It was a nice unusual way to learn vocabulary.
Test yourself, see how many you can remember!