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Hooked on English! Ready-To-Use Activities for the English Curriculum, Grades 7-12

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ISBN-10: 0787965847

ISBN-13: 9780787965846

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jack Umstatter

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This unique and practical resource gives junior and senior high school English teachers 186 stimulating activities that can be used to review and reinforce concepts across the English curriculum in a challenging and entertaining way. The activities have been tested with students of varying abilities and include a variety of crossword puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, magic squares, crypto-quotes, word scrambles, matching columns, fill-ins, and more. The book is organized into seven sections including Composition, Usage, Vocabulary, Mechanics & Wordplay, Composition & Speaking, Literature, and Everyday Language. Also included are complete answer keys that can be copied for student…    
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.33" wide x 10.96" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Jack Umstatter, master English teacher with over 25 years' experience, is a multiple winner of the Teacher of the Year Award. He currently teaches in the Cold Cprings Barbor School District of New York. He is the author of numerous teacher resources, including Grammar Grabbers! (2000), Brain Games! (1996), and Writing Skills Curriculum Library (1999) and other practical teachers resources published by The Center for Applied Research in Education.

About the Author
About This Resource
Grammar (30)
And the Part of Speech Is
Fun with Parts of Speech
Spreading the Wealth
Common Nouns Are What We Want!
Is Thomas Edison a Proper or Common One?
A Noun and Its Uses
Nines Are Everywhere
These Indefinite Pronouns Are Definitely Hidden!
Finding Five Verbs
Only Certain Letters Count Here!
Looking for Those Adjectives
Animals and Adverbs
Prepositions and Drinks
Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother's House We Go!
The Twenty-Five Prepositional Phrases
Fanboy and W.N. Ben
Subordinating Conjunctions
Simple Subjects and the Hidden Sentence
Constructing Sentences
Fill and Complete
Same Word...Different Part of Speech
Double-Duty Words
Win, Place, and Show
Parts of Speech Magic Square
Grammar Review
Will the Real Gerald R. Ford Please Stand Up?
Grammar and Usage Crossword
Final Test on Conjunctions and Prepositions
Final Test on Parts of Speech
Final Test on Phrases and Clauses
Usage (25)
Did I Do Good or Did I Do Well?
Did the Doe Eat the Dough?
Whom Do You Trust?
A Magic Square Featuring Words That Are Often Confused
Does This Story Have a Morale?
Write the Right Words
Irregular Verbs
More Irregular Verbs
Irregular Verbs and Three Countries
How Many N's Are There?
Active and Passive Voices
Modifying the Modifiers
Double Negatives
Capital Letters
An Abbreviated Journey
Perfecting Punctuation
Something's Up with Sixty-Seven
I Can't Get Nothing Right Today!
Usage Crossword Puzzle
Usage Pretest
Final Test on Usage
Is It Octopuses or Octopi?
Making Them All Agree
Final Test on Agreement
Vocabulary (32)
Knowing Those Roots and Prefixes
Prefixes and Bases
Prefixes Crossword
Roots and Prefixes
Latin and Greek Stems
Six Common Types of Analogies
Analyzing Analogies
An Analogy Crossword Puzzle
Making Up Your Own Analogies
Adjectives from A To Z
Vocabulary and Adjectives
Selecting the Right Word for the Right Person
Is It as Simple as A, B, C or D?
How Many Different Ways Can It Be Done?
Reading People's Moods
When Is a Smile a Grin? When Is a Laugh a Guffaw?
Why Is a Sandal Better than the Other Two?
Odd One Out
The Name Game
Revolutionary Vocabulary
All in the Family
He Had Grown the ______ Plants
Standard Words for Standardized Tests
Four-Letter Word Scramble
Onomatopoeia--Words with Some Smash!
The XYZ Affair
Putting the Pieces Together
You Can Do This!
When One Letter Follows the Other
What Follows War
Don't Be Facetious! It's Time to Think About Words!
Mechanics and Wordplay (24)
Learning from the Grate Depression
Due Do Dew You Yew Know No Some Sum Homophones?
Two-Word Definitions for Those Confusing Homophones
Double Sixes
Have You Ever Had Dessert in the Desert?
Words We Often Confuse
Taking a Computer Apart
Where Have All the Letters Gone?
Headline Reads "Did The Bell of the Bawl Die Her Hare?"
Lucky Seven...Lucky Thirteen Spelling
Making the Spelling Connection
Spelling Ease
An Even Hundred
Is It I Before E or E Before I?
Nickels and Dimes, Dollars and Cents
Filling in the Missing Letters
Forming Plurals
Courting Plurals
Eliminating the Confusion About Possessives and Apostrophes
Look What's Missing!
Forming a Sentence with Capital Letters
British or American?
The Punctuation Place
Checking on the 75% Effective Sentence Checker
Composition & Public Speaking (29)
Getting the Sentence Straight
Sentence Directives
Combining Sentences
The Correct Order of Things
Stringing Sentences Together
Cause and Effect with Some Clauses
Moving Along with Transitional Words
Tying Ideas Together
Brainstorming...The Start of the Writing Process
Brainstorming into a Composition
Now That's a Great Idea!
Making the Essay Easy (Part One)
Making the Essay Easy (Part Two)
Supporting Your Ideas
Some from Here and Some from There
Creating a Scene
Creating Dialogue
A Day in the Life
Seeing It from Another's Eyes
Using Your Writer's Toolbox
Describing a Person
The Speech's Purpose
A Checklist for Constructing an Effective Speech
The Style of the Speech
The Purpose Behind the Opening Line
Looking at the Best
Preparing a Speech
Choosing and Supporting One Over the Other
Questions About Your Speech
Literature (23)
Literary Terms Crossword Puzzle
Literary Terms Construction Site
So Much to Read, So Little Time
Newspaper and Magazine Terms
Recognizing Literary Symbols
What Do You Think These Literary Quotations Mean?
Let's Get Started
A Shakespearean Sonnet
Analyzing a Poem
Something (or Nothing) in Common
Extending the Life of the Literary Character
Judging a Character
Naming Your Characters
The Names of Literary Characters
Famous Literary Characters
Shaking Up Shakespeare
Authors of Popular Books for Teens Magic Square
Authors of Popular Novels for Teenagers Crossword Puzzle
Finding the Titles of Famous Literary Works
Famous Women Authors
Thinking About Books
Are We What We Read?
What Kind of Reader Are You?
The Everyday Use of Our Language (23)
A Herculean Task
Review of Real and Fictional People, Places, and Things
Doctor, Doctor!
Expressions Using Body Parts
First Names and Body Parts
Clicking with Cliches
Win Brownie Points and Earn Advancement!
Avoid the Cliches
Don't Get Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
This Is Such Sweet Sorrow
Shake a Leg and Pour Your Heart Out
More Expressions
Putting Proverbs in Their Proper Places
Words That Have I as Their Second Letter
Two on the Aisle
Some Fun with Words
Animals in the Language
Why Don't You Look in the Newspaper?
What's So Special About NTH?
How These Words Came to Be
Foreign Words and Phrases
Sports Headlines
The Internet Connection
Answer Keys