Time needed 3-5 min
Why? Students need to think deeper in one topic.
When? This method can be used after one topic is finished, while the discovering process with topic change and also at the introduction stage.
How? The teacher is writing in big letter one term at the white board. The students take the letters to find one word which is connected and describe this topic deeper. Later these words can be taken again to get again deeper in the topic.
Any risks? Some students might come up with the same words. Let them together decide the word with the strongest meaning connected to the topic.