190 Ready-To-Use Activities That Make English Fun

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9780130426208: 190 Ready-To-Use Activities That Make English Fun

This resource is one of three books in the HOOKED ON LEARNING LIBRARY, a unique series that provides English, math, and science teachers with over 500 stimulating, high-interest activity sheets to teach and reinforce the basic skills across the curriculum.

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This resource is one of three books in the HOOKED ON LEARNING LIBRARY, a unique series that provides English, math, and science teachers with over 500 stimulating, high-interest activity sheets to teach and reinforce the basic skills across the curriculum.

For all English teachers, this volume of 190 Ready-to-Use Activities That Make English Fun! focuses on vocabulary and language development, grammar and usage, problem solving, thinking and reasoning, and creative write - for use in all your classes with student of varying ability levels. 

All the activities are classroom-tested and presented in a variety of lively formats that are fun and entertaining to complete. They feature word grids, word searcher, word puzzles, alphabetizing, word sorts, word substitutions, sentence completions, story completions, and more ? all within a contest that is designed to ignite and hold students? interest.

For quick access and easy use, the activities are printed in a big 8-1/4" by 11" spiral-bound format that folds flat for photocopying and are organized into seven sections, each focusing on a different area of the English curriculum. Here?s a sample of the types of activities you?ll find in each sections:

  1. ASSERTIVENESS VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT The 30 activities in this section include such topics as Grouping Sports Vocabulary ... The Wright Brothers and Spelling ... Hot Rod Vocabulary Every Teenager Should Know ... Word Builder ? Exciting Words )hoopla, frenzy, electrify, ebullient), and a Rich Word Puzzle (covetous, frankincense, rapscallion, vivacious).
  2. GRAMMAR IN THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS Students will love these 41 activities including Using Adjectives on the Titanic ... Adverbs for Akira and Sonia ("Three Blind Mice") ... Contractions - The Long and the Short of It ... Overworked, Tired, Word-out Synonyms ... and Making the Most of Metaphors
  3. ENGLISH CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES TO STIMULATE AND ENRICH The 19 activities in this section include Selfish Hyphenated Words ... Pretty "pre" Words ... Proofreading for Capitals ... Showing Separate and Joint Possession ... "person" of Nouns .... and Baseball Vowel Strikeout.
  4. ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT These 23 activities in this section include Building a Limerick ... Lazy Language Puzzle ... "F" Sounding Words with No "F" ... and U.S.A. Spelling Puzzle.
  5. THINKING AND REASONING SKILL BUILDERS The 22 activities include The Phobia Report ... Working and Speaking Positively ... Oxymorons Made Easy ... and Rhyming Ratios
  6. PROBLEM SOLVING TO IMPROVE WORD USE AND UNDERSTANDING These 26 activities include Timelines ... Organizing Your Schedule ... Getting Rid of Boring Verbs ... Understanding Clichés and Idioms .. Spelling Names of U.S. States and Presidents ... and What Would You Do If?
  7. HOOKED ON CREATIVE WRITING AND VISUAL EXPRESSION These 29 writing motivators include Creative Alien Writing ... Newspaper Headlines ... Applying for a Driver?s License ... Writing a Friendly Letter ... and Designing a Bicycle Seat.
In short, 190 Ready-to-Use Activities That Make English Fun! gives you an efficient and proven tool that targets the fundamental skills of English language instruction. Strategically placed "Quick Access Information" flags provide students with the necessary background information that they will need to successfully master those skills while staying engaged in a light-hearted, enjoyable way!

About the Author:

George Watson (B.A., University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) has taught almost every subject in the elementary and junior high school curriculums during his 28 years of teaching. He most recently taught grades 8 and 9 special education classes at Alexander Junior High School in the North Battleford (Saskatchewan) Public School Division.  Mr. Watson also conducts in-service programs for teacher's and parent-teacher organizations, and speaks at local conventions.  He devotes much of his time to writing and to building a 1934 Ford street rod.  He is the author of Teacher Smart: 125 Testsed Techniques for Classroom Management and Contol (1996) and The Classroom Discipline Problem Solver (1998) both published by the Center.

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