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 I Am... Review




  • Arts & Humanities


  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

In the game "I Am...," players match words selected by the teacher with their definitions as a fun review.



  • identify corresponding terms and definitions.
  • work cooperatively as a whole group.


game, word, definition, card, terms

Materials Needed

  • notecards
  • stopwatch

Lesson Plan

Little preparation is required for this fun review game that may be adapted for any subject or topic of study. You will need one notecard for every student. On one side of each notecard, write a word that you want to use in the review. Then mix up the cards and write the definition of one of the words you have selected on the other side of each card.

You should have a card for each student that has a word on one side and an unrelated definition on the other side.

To play, pass out the cards to the students. Have a student say "I am..." and read the definition found on his card. The student who has a card with the matching term should stand, say the word. Then s/he should say "I am..." and read the definition found on the other side of the card.

For example:

  • One student says "I am..." and reads "a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates the metabolism of glucose and other carbohydrates."
  • The student who has the word insulin on his or her word card responds, "Insulin," and then says "I am...," and reads the definition on the opposite side of the notecard s/he holds.

    Be careful to monitor the students' activity in the game so that no mistakes are made. Students can help by raising their hands if they have doubt that a term matches a given definition.


    If the game has been played correctly, it will end with a definition that matches the last word left on a notecard.

    Lesson Plan Source

    Education World

    Submitted By

    Cara Bafile

    National Standards

    LANGUAGE ARTS: English
    GRADES K - 12
    NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
    NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
    NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
    NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

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