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Game 2: Missing Headlines

Aim: Reading silently, reading for specific information, speaking (discussing in pairs).
Notes: Cut out news items and their headlines from a newspaper. Paste the news and headlines on
separate sheets of paper. Photocopy them.
1. Ask students to work in pairs. Give each pair the photocopies of the news and headlines.
2. Ask them to match the headlines with the news items.
3. The same with the one written on the card, that group wins.

This sample comes from our 5th grade spelling bee list.


























These are words from our 6th grade bee word list.





















Our 7th grade word list contains these 20 words, plus 80 more.

here's a sampling from our 8th grade spelling bee word list. outrageous rectangular honorary minimize contrary passageway vertigo malady lucrative extraordinary abstain procrastinate serviceable parliament necessity recurrent ominous permeate .authority consequently quotation celery phantom adjustable statistics endurance spacious resigned competent influence emphasize misbehaved compressor courtesy phrase undernourished havoc parallel Finally.

a hat or small bag. Superman. Once the name is guessed correctly. pens.g. The 1minute timer begins and he or she grabs a slip from the hat/bag. Names must be well known to players. Materials Required: Several tiny slips of paper. You’re now ready to play! How Do You Play the Celebrity Game? Round 1 (Verbal clues): Team 1 begins by choosing a volunteer to start. fictitious characters (e.Celebrity is a team-based party game in which you try to get your team to guess which celebrity you are.”. but this causes a -1 penalty for each slip that is skipped. rhyme.. Time Required: 1-2 hours. If the volunteer does not know the celebrity name. Have everyone write down a celebrity name on each slip. “She has a magazine named ‘O magazine. Clues can be adapted for all ages. and (3) using one-word clues. 1 point is earned. movie stars both past and present (e. Ages: All can play. Place all of the finished slips into a hat or small bag. Abraham Lincoln). etc. Marilyn Monroe). The gameplay involves three rounds: (1) giving clues by describing a celebrity is. a 1-minute timer.g. (2) acting as the celebrity. Setup for the Celebrity Game Divide the group into two teams of about three to six players per team.”” Also. Do not reveal the names that are written. The Celebrity game is unique in that the names are generated by players themselves. and tries to get his or her team to correctly guess the name. They also choose a volunteer and does the same process with the remaining slips in the bag. famous animals. He or she uses verbal clues to describe the celebrity name on the slip. Mickey Mouse. etc. Recommended Number of People: Two teams of 3-6 people. if the name on the slip is Oprah Winfrey. . For instance. This process continues until all slips are correctly guessed and no more slips remain in the hat/bag. Give each player 5-10 small slips of paper and a pen. You cannot say any part of the celebrity’s name.g. but not. Note: the person giving clues is allowed to say almost anything. Tom Hanks. Possible names can include real people in history (e. you may not spell. depending on number of clues.). a good rule of thumb is whether or not more than half of the group is familiar with the name. This is the score. He or she tries to get as many points as possible before time expires. Now it’s Team 2’s turn. Add up all the number of slips for each team. with some restrictions.. it’s okay to say “She has her own TV show. he or she can “skip” and move onto the next slip. and subtract any penalty points. He or she sets the slip aside and quickly grabs another slip..

. which you can get from either: o Generating charades ideas cards online o Printing out charades ideas o Having everyone write ideas on blank slips of paper Stopwatch. add up the points.dpuf Rules of Charades I've found that the rules people use to play Charades vary from person to person.See more at: http://www. Round 2 is similar to round 1. What you'll Need   Charades Ideas. but in the effort of fairness/fun. or clockwise (if you are sitting in a circle).use foreign languages or give away letters.D0j9a0XW.howdoyouplay. If you are using blank slips of paper. the challenge is thinking of a descriptive. determine a 'batting' order for the players on the team. if you want to limit the amount of time a player has to act out a clue.” Be sure all players understand these rules. but this time. . Have the players write down ideas for the opposing team to have to act out. they must simply gesture and use non-verbal clues. After all three rounds. The team with more points wins the game. or a more challenging version is similar to Charades in which players can not talk at all. Place these slips in a hat (or other container). Now obviously you could write impossibily hard clues. Next. Thus. The player can speak in first person. and when everyone is finished. If You Want to Play Teams Split everyone up into two teams. you cannot say “Her name ends with an ‘H’. Round 2 (Acting as the celebrity): Get all the slips from Round 1 and place them back into the but I've provided a general guide to the rules I've found to be most consistant across all players. Thus. try to keep the phrases down to earth. players can only say one word per slip. helpful clue in one succinct word. everyone should receive equal amounts of blank slips of paper. players act as the celebrity. place the hat in front of the opposing team. but instead of verbally describing someone as clues. It is often easiest to just go down the line (if you are all sitting on a couch).html#sthash. Round 3 (One-word clues): The final round uses the same clues as Round 1 and 2 again.

You indicate to the other players how many words are in the phrase is by holding up fingers. and instead.  Book . and you simply repeat from there till the final score is reached. Normally. stop playing.  Play . The player can help push the guessers into the right direction by using some standard gestures for categories. If the team can correctly identify the clue within the time limit. a player must get the other players to guess what phrase they have without making any sounds. After the time is up. (but don't make any noise!!)  TV . Take out a phrase from the hat and attempt to perform it.  Quote or Phrase: Make quotation marks in the air with your fingers. How to Act Out a Charades Phrase When acting out a clue. If you Want to Play Laid Back. If the phrase is. or saying any words. Note: If someone is acting out a clue you wrote down (if you played with the paper method). Next. draws a charades idea from the hat. with Everyone For Themselves If your group is just wanting to play and not keep track of score.  Song . and then acting out each word at a time. this is a great way to play Charades. if the player wants to act out the first word of the phrase 'Fly'. they get a point.Flip a coin to determine which team goes first. The first player to guess the clue correctly. don't shout out the answer. and then it is their turn to act out a phrase. Ask for a volunteer or. to indicate they want to act out the first word. to indicate 5 words.Pretend to pull the rope that opens a theater curtain. The final score should be determined before the game. cut them out and place them in the hat. he/she/it should start by indicating how many words the phrase is. The players who are guessing should respond by saying '1st word'. 'Fly Me To the Moon'. The players who are guessing should respond by saying the number of words aloud. or the clue has been guessed. the next team goes. you would hold up 5 fingers. have everyone write down their charades phrases and place them in a hat. We often play to 10. Now go play! . "5 words".Pretend to crank an old-fashioned movie camera. if you are the host. If you are using blank slips of paper. when a player starts to act out a clue. once you realize they are acting out your clue. A player from that team should stand up and act out the clue.Draw a rectangle to outline the TV screen. then the player should hold up 1 finger.  Movie . stands up. you should go first.Pretend to sing.Unfold your hands as if they were a book. If you are printed cards.

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