LanguageBURST: A Language and Vocabulary Game by Lauri Whiskeyman
Ages: 8-AdultGrades: 3-Adult
Accomplish a lot of language-learning in a short amount of time with this fast-paced game. Build vocabulary, verbal expression, and reasoning.
The 100 game cards included in LanguageBURST are divided into four skill areas:
Quickly fill-in-the-blanks to make words or phrases that make sense.
Students build vocabulary and thinking skills.
Example: ____________ party (Birthday party, block party, bowling party, costume party, going-away party, holiday party [Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc.], political party, pool party, slumber party, surprise party)
List items in a category, matching as many of the words on the stimulus card as possible.
There are 25 categories including Crunchy Things, Forms of Punctuation, Dinosaurs, Large Mammals, and more.
ExampleIndoor Sports: basketball, bowling, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice-skating, martial arts, soccer, swimming, volleyball, wrestling
Describe an item, listing as many things as possible about the item.
A hint card listing types of attributes (e.g., category, parts, size, and smell) may be displayed to help players.
ExampleEagle: bird of prey; flies; has a beak, wings, and feathers; large; lives in North America; mates for life; national symbol of the United States; once endangered; pictured on U.S. money; white head and brown body
Comparing and Contrasting
List five ways two items are alike and five ways they are different.
ExampleWater/Milk: Alikecome in gallon jugs, cook with both, drink both, help you grow, liquids; Differentmilk comes from cows, milk is thicker, milk is white/brown (chocolate), need water to live, wash with
The stimulus items are taken from the curriculum and every day life. Higher-level items are included to challenge the older players. Each double-sided card has 20 target words/stimuli. Players are divided into two teams: the delivering team and the receiving team. A game card is inserted into a shielded decoder, making the correct answers (target words) visible only to the delivering team. The delivering team announces the language area and the stimulus topic and sets the timer. The receiving team then gives answers as the delivering team keeps track of the responses by marking them off on the game card with a grease pencil. Players name as many of the words on the shielded card as they can within the time limit.
Weight1 lbs.8 oz.
Publisher: (June 18, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES: 100 double-sided game cards, 4 category divider cards, attributes hint card, instructions, two-minute timer, shielded decoder, grease pencil, all in a sturdy storage box