Why is it that so many students seem to have lost the desire to play with words and language? I used to love English lessons based around word games and language puzzles. It was fun for me. Unfortunately, it seems to be a different story today…often such activities are viewed as tedious, boring or ‘too hard’.
In an attempt to ignite my students’ passion for words I explored the internet to find a few ‘learning gems’…
Wordsense: one of the best around in my humble opinion.
Anagramania: Guess the anagram before the time runs out!
Crickler Crossword: A new type of word puzzle!
Frank’s Panic Puzzle:
Word puzzles available from Addicting Games:
Vocab Sushi: Building a better vocabulary
It also occurred to me that students might find it fun to create their own word games using classtools: