Hangman Variation

Hangman Variation

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Using a full sentence.

Put the empty spaces of all words in the sentence on the blackboard. Divide the class into two or more teams, and explain that they have to first guess and later on deduce the words that make up the sentence. In turns, they can say individual letters, and get as many points as there are letters of that type in the whole sentence, or they can venture a guess at one complete word.


If they get it right, the total number of letters in the word (even previously entered individual letters in that word) gives them the number of points they get for that turn.


This not only practises spelling, as hangman does, but also syntax, tenses etc., as students will start speculating on what type of word can go in the empty spaces once they have some information to work with.