Question: How can students increase their vocabulary?
Answer: Students decide on a topic they know a lot about. They list words that are related to that topic. Each student prepares a tic-tac-toe board consisting of black construction paper as the background and white writing paper with the tic-tac-toe design. Two students play tic-tac-toe by trying to guess the related words to the topic. The student who prepared the chart with the related words says if the answer from the list is correct.
Example of a topic and its related words: Topic is Football. Related words are player, pads, jersey, stadium, helmet, uniform, goal, flag, coach, game, tackle, fumble.
Title: “The Expert’s Tic-Tac-Toe.” Caroline McKinney. Reading Teacher (April 1990), 613-614.