201 Ready-to-Use Word Games for the English Classroom

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Stimulating, reproducible word games make it fun for students in grades 7-12 to learn and review word origins, vocabulary, spelling, literary devices, authors and their works, and other language skills.

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For secondary English teachers, here is an exciting collection of over 200 stimulating reproducible word games that make it fun for students in grades 7-12 to learn and review word origins, vocabulary, spelling, literary devices, and other language skills!

For easy use, all of these ready-to-use word games are printed in a big lay-flat binding that folds flat for photocopying and are organized into the following seven sections, each focusing on a different area of the curriculum:
The Root and Limbs of Our Language: Boost students? word curiosity through 26 activities covering Latin and Greek roots and prefixes, as well as contributions of other languages of English.
The Tools of Communication: Challenge your students with 29 activities on figures of speech, proverbs, expressions, and words used in everyday communication.
The World Around You: Here are 37 high-interest activities featuring celebrities, sports, science, math, music, food, historical figures, and more.
The Land of Literature: Introduce and review writers, books, poems, and magazines from contemporary and historical eras through your choice of 20 activities.
Making Language Work for You: Add these 29 activities to your grammar and usage lessons to challenge and delight students on both ends of the spectrum. This section includes parts of speech, agreement, often-confused words, and more.
Taking the Tests by the Horns: The 22 activities here help students improve their scores on standardized high school and college admissions tests.
Just Plain Fun: This section contains a potpourri of 38 creative activities that have been favorites with students in the author?s classes.

The activities in each section include a variety of formats-riddles, concealed quotations, unscrambling, mazes, crossword puzzles, cryptoquotes, word constructions, and more.

You?ll find these activities ideal when you want to spark interest in a new topic, award extra credit, supply substitute teacher plans, or begin or end class with something different. What?s more, you?ll give your students an exciting new awareness of what they can do with words and what words can do for them!

About the Author:

Jack Umstatter, a master English teacher with over 25 years' experience, is a multiple winner of the Teacher of the year award. He currently teaches in Cold Spring Harbor, New York and Oakdale, New York. He is the author of numerous teacher resources such as Brain Games and Hooked on English! Both published by the Center for Applied research in Education. Mr. Umstatter lives in Islip, NY.

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