201 Ready-to-Use Word Games for the English Classroom
- Paperback | 316 pages
- 215.9 x 269.24 x 25.4mm | 907.18g
- 15 Oct 2001
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
- New York, United States
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Back cover copy
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!
Table of contents
Section I: The Roots and Limbs of Our Language.
Section II: The Tools of Communication.
Section III: The World Around You.
Section IV: The Land of Literature.
Section V: Making Language Work for You.
Section VI: Taking the Tests by the Horns.
Section VII: Just Plain Fun.
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