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Boggler

 

Here's a classic word game for you to play! There are 3 different Boggler games for you to choose from. Read the directions and look at the examples. Then choose the game you want to play. To play Boggler, you have 3 minutes to find as many words as possible in a square. All the letters have to be connected. You can go up, down, left, right, or diagonally. Just type your words in the box.

 

Your Turn:
This is a really fun game to play. It will test your vocabulary and make you think fast! Challenge your friends to a game. Who's the best Boggler player in your class?

Castaway

 

What would you do if your cruise ship wrecked and you were stranded on a desert island? Play this fun game to find out if you would be a survivor! Read about each situation and then make a decision. But be careful. If you make a bad decision, you could be killed! (Hint: if you are killed, use the GO BACK button to change your decision.) Can you find your way back to civilization?

 

Your Turn:
Imagine that you are stranded on a desert island for two weeks. If you could have only 5 things (not including food), what would you choose? Why?


Enchanted Forest

 

The Enchanted Forest is a fun adventure and fantasy game that's easy to play. First, read the instructions. Then, choose a nickname and password. You start the game in the middle of the Enchanted Forest. Choose a direction to move in, then read what happened to you. If you meet a monster, you have to choose to fight, run away or give him a bribe (if you have enough gold). The object of this game is to score as many points as possible. Check the High Scores list to see how you compare to other players. If you can find the magic Blackstone, you'll get a lot of bonus points! But be careful! If you run out of points, you'll die. Good Luck!



Fast Hangman Games

 

Hangman is one of the most popular English word games. At this site, you can play 18 different hangman games. Each game provides a great way to review vocabulary. Just click on the letters to make your guesses. If you want to play the regular Hangman game, click on "Way Cool Hangman."

 

Your Turn:
Hangman is traditionally played with paper and pencil. It's very easy and convenient to play. Use Hangman to review your vocabulary by challenging your friends and classmates whenever you have free time.

A Game a Day

 

Here's a fun site where you can play a different word game every day. Word games are a great way to improve your vocabulary. Click on December 2001 to find more games!

 

Your Turn:
You'll probably find lots of new words while playing these games. Check your dictionary if you're not sure of the meanings, and be sure to write them in your vocabulary notebook. Then write an example sentence for each word.

Grammar Gorillas

 

This is a fun game for you to practice your parts of speech. It's easy to play. First, choose Beginner or Advanced. (Beginner is only nouns and verbs, Advanced is all parts of speech.) To play the game, read the sentence. You'll see several highlighted words. Click on the correct part of speech. If you're correct, you'll win a banana for the Grammar Gorilla! If you're not sure, look at the Help section. It gives you a short definition of each part of speech.

Harry Potter Games

 

Do you know how to play Quidditch? Do you know what a "Nimbus 2000" is? If you do, you must be a Harry Potter fan! People around the world are talking about the adventures of Harry Potter, the boy wizard! This a great Harry Potter website! You'll find lots of trivia games and word games to play. Follow the links to read excerpts and reviews of all the books. (The audio links don't work.) You'll also find a very interesting interview with the author, J.K. Rowling. Click on "Who's Who" to learn about the people in the books and "What's What" to learn all the Harry Potter vocabulary.

 

Your Turn:
Have you read any Harry Potter books? Did you see the movie? If you have done both, which one did you like better? Why? Do you prefer to read books or watch movies? Why?

Treasure Hunts

 

An Internet Treasure Hunt is a fun game to play that will test your ability to find information on the Internet. To win the game, you must find the answers to questions by searching for them on the Internet. This game is great for practicing how to use search engines!

 

Your Turn:
After you try to solve a Treasure Hunt, try to make your own. Think of 10 trivial questions with answers that can be found on the Internet. (Make sure that the answers are on the Internet!) When you finish, have your classmates try to solve it!

The Un-Matching Game

 

Check your vocabulary with this fun word game. It's easy to play. You'll see four words. Just click on the word that's different than the other three.

For example: Which word is different?

VIOLIN TRUMPET HARP GUITAR

The answer is TRUMPET, because VIOLIN, HARP and GUITAR are musical instruments that have strings. A TRUMPET doesn't have strings. After you read the correct answer, you can play again by clicking on EASY or HARD.

 

Your Turn:
Try to make your own un-matching games. Choose four words. Three of them should have something in common. The fourth one should be similar, but have something different than the others. Let your friends or classmates try to solve your puzzles.

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