ERIC Number: ED360652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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English Teacher's Book of Instant Word Games.
Presenting over 200 ready-to-use word games, this book introduces secondary English students of all ability levels to the joy of word play while they practice and review a wide variety of skills, including vocabulary, punctuation, word origins, spelling and pronunciation, grammar and usage, and literary devices. Many of the 5- to 15-minute word games in the book offer self-checking features to help students work independently, and complete answer keys are provided for the teacher. The activities in the book are divided into seven sections: (1) Development of the English Language (42 activities highlight the development of English, including Latin and Greek influences); (2) Grammar and Usage (32 activities help build skills in parts of speech, sentence construction and more); (3) Punctuation (13 activities illustrate the uses of punctuation marks); (4) Spelling and Pronunciation (36 activities help students learn spelling rules and their exceptions, and teach about synonyms, homonyms, anagrams, and more); (5) Names of People, Places, and Things (17 activities make it fun for students to investigate the origins of surnames, place names, and brand names); (6) Language as an Art Form (22 activities teach literary techniques and devices including figures of speech, symbolism, onomatopeia, allusions, rhyme and rhythm, malapropisms, oxymorons, and euphemisms); and (7) Miscellaneous Word Games (41 activities play with double meanings, idioms, and other features of the language, or tie into holiday and special events). (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Games, English, English Instruction, Grammar, Language Usage, Literary Devices, Pronunciation, Punctuation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Spelling, Vocabulary Development
Prentice Hall, Book Distribution Center, Route 59 at Brookhill Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994 ($27.95 plus $4.95 postage/handling plus state sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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