Collection of games to be used in the instruction of Language Arts concepts.

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Poverty Simulation Game

by Sarah Lorntson

This game is used to introduce students to the concepts behind Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal." Students will be randomly assigned to different social classes; then they will learn what it was like for poor Irish tenants who paid much of their wages to absentee landlords. This resource is part of the Satire Unit collection.
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Grammar Mad Libs

by Robert Lucas

Students fill in the blanks in these mad libs with the appropriate parts of speech. You probably know how to do mad libs, but if not: Have the students take out a blank paper, read each part of speech they will need and have them choose a word that fits. Then, pass out this worksheet, have students fill their words into the blanks, and laugh at the amusing results. This resource is part of the Grammar collection.
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This is a crossword puzzle to help students review the vocabulary words from Ray Bradbury's story "A Sound of Thunder." This resource is part of the Fiction Unit and the English 10 course.
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20 Questions

by Folwell Dunbar

A version of the classic game to use in the classroom.
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This English as a second or foreign language handout and worksheet teaches prepositions of location in the context of furniture placement.
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This 10 page English as a second or foreign language handout and worksheet teaches the present progressive tense, information questions and short answer questions in the present progressive, and short answer formation in the context of everyday activities.
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Students play "who wants to be a millionaire" style game to practice grasping the meanings of words by context clues.
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This English As A Second Language/English As A Foreign Language handout explains the use of contractions with Be. It is intended for low beginner ESL/EFL adult student, but may work well in elementary school and high school beginner ESL classes. It has many colorful photos. It uses adjectives. The activities are: change sentences from the full form to the contracted form, and uncscable the words and write the sentence.
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Jeopardy for Antigone

by Sarah Lorntson

To review for the test, here is a Jeopardy game. This resource is part of the Antigone Unit collection and the English 10 course.
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Rhetoric Terms Jeopardy

by Sarah Lorntson

This is a great way to review for the unit test. Split kids into small groups to compete in Rhetoric Jeopardy. This resource is part of the Rhetoric Unit and the English 10 course.
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This is a fun activity to help students prepare for the vocabulary quiz about Agatha Christie's short story "A Witness for the Prosecution." This resource is part of the Fiction Unit and the English 10 course.
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The Watershed Game

by Mark Huerkamp

Water...we all depend on it for survival. But water is a scarce resource—only one percent of all water on earth is freshwater! How can we keep this water pure and fresh? Many things happen in a watershed that affect the quality of the water we rely upon. What are they? Would you make the best decisions in managing your watershed? Examine the issues in each area of the watershed, then see the impacts of your choices!
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This resource is a link to a website where you can create your own crossword puzzle to use in class.
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This short anticipatory activity will help students to put themselves in the position of Miep Gies and the other colleagues of Otto Frank who helped to hide the residents of the Secret Annexe for two years.
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This puzzle is a great way to review for the Act I Quiz. This resource is part of the Julius Caesar Unit and the English 10 course.
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This is the category board to use in playing the Jeopardy game. The categories are as follows: vocabulary, story facts, theme, and symbolism. All of these categories coincide with much of what has been contributed on this site by Holly Mercado. The game is based on Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.
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Grammar

by Krystelmaicah Garcia

identifying correct verbs
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Kiva High School Sample Curriculum

by Kiva High School (KHS)

Sample of activities that can be used for multiple classes, from the Kiva High School website
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This is a word search to go with the lesson plan.
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