Great warm-up game for high school, 16-18 year old students. Especially large classes. Good for vocabulary and spelling. Every calss I've done this with has enjoyed it tremendously.
Split the class into teams according to desk columns and for each team write the word CONSTANTINOPLE vertically on the board.
Have the students stand up and when ready, the first student in line on each team races to the board and writes a word beginning with 'C', then they return and the next student goes up to the board and writes a word beginning with 'O'. However, point out that they cannot repeat words they used for the first 'O', 'T' and 'N'. Each one must be different.Continue until students reach 'E' at the end. The first team to sit down after finishing wins!
You can get some great words from students and also award bonus points for longer words.
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