Grade: other
Subject: other

#2419. How Many Words? Game

, level: other
Posted Thu Nov 1 21:03:23 PST 2001 by Evhen Smereka (evhen@yahoo.com).
Labb - Smereka Cabinet Conseil, Victoriaville, Province of Quebec, Canada
Materials Required: None
Activity Time: 15 - 20 minutes
Concepts Taught: Increasing Vocabulary

The amount of individual words stored in the human brain through listening is phenomenal. Most people are unaware of the number of words that, once heard, are stored for futur recall. This game is intended to serve as a warm-up exercise and aid in recalling these words.

The teacher writes one word on the board that contains between 7 and 14 letters. The object of this game is to see how many 2-letter, 3-letter and 4-letter words the students can make using:
- Only the letters in the teacher's word
- Only the same amount of each letter in the teacher's word

Rules that apply:
- No plurals are accepted
- Present, past, past participle and infinitive forms of vers ARE accepted
- No slang is accepted

Example: BOWLING
1-B....1-O....1-W....1-L....1-I....1-N....1-G

2-letter words:
in.....on.....no.....go

3-letter words
bow....low....owl....oil....win....won....gin....(etc.)

4-letter words
glow....boil....bowl....loin....long....wing....(etc.)