cramps, skeletal, fatigue, atrophy extra
socket, bath, drops,
white, membrane, stem,
nucleus extra word: blood
Aterial or artery
wall, stenosis, carotid extra word:
Extra words can be added to the category as hints
How to play:
Here is how this associated word grid
works. On the blackboard draw one
of the above grids.
Your students should be broken down into teams. Explain to your
students that there are four categories
and that each of those categories has four of the words in the grid.
Each team will get a point for naming an
additional word in a category that is known or unknown at that time.
Guessing the category is worth 3 points
Also there is the overall theme in this case medical, which is worth 5
Here is how it works in detail. Each member of a team will postulate a
propose a word. Then, a second
teammate will select a second. If the two
words are in the same category their team gains a point. Then the
next team is up. Nota bene the same lineup should be adhered to if
So it is possible if you listen closely to obtain all the words in a
category by random.
This get's everyone on the team involved.
In addition, instead of choosing a word the student can guess a
category or the overall theme, However, that ends their turn.
When all four groups of words are identified as belonging together all
that is left to do is guess any remaining categories
Usually there is a single word that can connect all of the words in a
Here is an example: nose, hanger,
could all be clues for airplane
Some other associated word grids:
Science Grid Game
Invention & Discovery Grid
Want some help in creating your own word grid:
Show your students how to find synonyms