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Have enjoyed reading the ways teachers are using games! I've taken the multi-sided "Scattegories" dice and used it with my own lists. Students are given the list (ex. write the name of something in the kitchen, something you can read, something in your wallet/purse, etc. (up to 10 different things). Somebody shakes the dice and all the words to complete the list must start with that letter. The teacher can move around the classroom and give hints (subtle or blunt!) as necessary. Give students 2-3 minutes and then take up the answers. Any word repeated by another can't count for a point - this encourages people to move past the obvious words onto more interesting ones! Categories can be adapted to suit themes - once when teaching ESL to nurses I used categories like an adjective for a doctor, a body part, equipment in the operating room. Have fun!

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