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Title:
Hooked on English! : ready-to-use activities for the English curriculum, grades 7-12
Author:
Umstatter, Jack.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xiv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Sec. 1. Grammar -- Sec. 2. Usage -- Sec. 3. Vocabulary -- Sec. 4. Mechanics and wordplay -- Sec. 5. Composition & public speaking -- Sec. 6. Literature -- Sec. 7. The everyday use of our language.
ISBN:
9780787965846
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Book

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Summary

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 self-checking, and "The Internet Connection", a special appendix giving access to useful sites about authors, lesson plans, literature, writing and research. This is an unparalleled store of stimulating reproducible activities to help your students enjoy English, all ready to use "as it" for homework, tests, extra credit, or any other purpose you wish.


Author Notes

Jack Umstatter, M.A., M.Ed., has been a high school English teacher for the past 25 years in the public schools of West Islip and Cold Spring Harbor, New York. He currently teaches English 12 Advanced Placement, English 11 Regents, and Introduction to College English at Cold Spring Harbor High School, and also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Dowling College, Oakdale, New York.


Table of Contents

About the Authorp. v
About This Resourcep. vii
Section 1 Grammar (30)
1. And the Part of Speech Isp. 2
2. Fun with Parts of Speechp. 3
3. Spreading the Wealthp. 4
4. Common Nouns Are What We Want!p. 5
5. Is Thomas Edison a Proper or Common One?p. 6
6. A Noun and Its Usesp. 7
7. Nines Are Everywherep. 8
8. These Indefinite Pronouns Are Definitely Hidden!p. 9
9. Finding Five Verbsp. 10
10. Only Certain Letters Count Here!p. 11
11. Looking for Those Adjectivesp. 12
12. Animals and Adverbsp. 13
13. Prepositions and Drinksp. 14
14. Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother's House We Go!p. 15
15. The Twenty-Five Prepositional Phrasesp. 16
16. Fanboy and W.N. Benp. 17
17. Subordinating Conjunctionsp. 18
18. Simple Subjects and the Hidden Sentencep. 19
19. Constructing Sentencesp. 20
20. Fill and Completep. 21
21. Same Word...Different Part of Speechp. 22
22. Double-Duty Wordsp. 23
23. Win, Place, and Showp. 24
24. Parts of Speech Magic Squarep. 25
25. Grammar Reviewp. 26
26. Will the Real Gerald R. Ford Please Stand Up?p. 27
27. Grammar and Usage Crosswordp. 28
28. Final Test on Conjunctions and Prepositionsp. 29
29. Final Test on Parts of Speechp. 30
30. Final Test on Phrases and Clausesp. 31
Section 2 Usage (25)
31. Did I Do Good or Did I Do Well?p. 34
32. Did the Doe Eat the Dough?p. 35
33. Whom Do You Trust?p. 36
34. A Magic Square Featuring Words That Are Often Confusedp. 37
35. Does This Story Have a Morale?p. 38
36. Write the Right Wordsp. 39
37. Irregular Verbsp. 40
38. More Irregular Verbsp. 41
39. Irregular Verbs and Three Countriesp. 42
40. How Many N's Are There?p. 43
41. Active and Passive Voicesp. 44
42. Positive...Comparative...Superlativep. 45
43. Modifying the Modifiersp. 46
44. Double Negativesp. 47
45. Capital Lettersp. 48
46. An Abbreviated Journeyp. 49
47. Perfecting Punctuationp. 50
48. Something's Up with Sixty-Sevenp. 51
49. I Can't Get Nothing Right Today!p. 52
50. Usage Crossword Puzzlep. 53
51. Usage Pretestp. 54
52. Final Test on Usagep. 55
53. Is It Octopuses or Octopi?p. 56
54. Making Them All Agreep. 57
55. Final Test on Agreementp. 58
Section 3 Vocabulary (32)
56. Knowing Those Roots and Prefixesp. 60
57. Prefixes and Basesp. 61
58. Prefixes Crosswordp. 62
59. Roots and Prefixesp. 63
60. Latin and Greek Stemsp. 64
61. Six Common Types of Analogiesp. 65
62. Analyzing Analogiesp. 66
63. An Analogy Crossword Puzzlep. 67
64. Making Up Your Own Analogiesp. 68
65. Adjectives from A To Zp. 69
66. Vocabulary and Adjectivesp. 70
67. Selecting the Right Word for the Right Personp. 71
68. Is It as Simple as A, B, C or D?p. 72
69. How Many Different Ways Can It Be Done?p. 73
70. Reading People's Moodsp. 74
71. When Is a Smile a Grin? When Is a Laugh a Guffaw?p. 75
72. Why Is a Sandal Better than the Other Two?p. 76
73. Odd One Outp. 77
74. The Name Gamep. 78
75. Revolutionary Vocabularyp. 79
76. All in the Familyp. 80
77. He Had Grown the ______ Plantsp. 81
78. Standard Words for Standardized Testsp. 82
79. Four-Letter Word Scramblep. 83
80. Onomatopoeia--Words with Some Smash!p. 84
81. The XYZ Affairp. 85
82. Putting the Pieces Togetherp. 86
83. You Can Do This!p. 87
84. When One Letter Follows the Otherp. 88
85. What Follows Warp. 89
86. Don't Be Facetious! It's Time to Think About Words!p. 90
87. Euphemismsp. 91
Section 4 Mechanics and Wordplay (24)
88. Learning from the Grate Depressionp. 94
89. Due Do Dew You Yew Know No Some Sum Homophones?p. 95
90. Two-Word Definitions for Those Confusing Homophonesp. 96
91. Double Sixesp. 97
92. Have You Ever Had Dessert in the Desert?p. 98
93. Words We Often Confusep. 99
94. Taking a Computer Apartp. 100
95. Where Have All the Letters Gone?p. 101
96. Headline Reads "Did The Bell of the Bawl Die Her Hare?"p. 102
97. Lucky Seven...Lucky Thirteen Spellingp. 103
98. Making the Spelling Connectionp. 104
99. Spelling Easep. 105
100. An Even Hundredp. 106
101. Is It I Before E or E Before I?p. 107
102. Nickels and Dimes, Dollars and Centsp. 108
103. Filling in the Missing Lettersp. 109
104. Forming Pluralsp. 110
105. Courting Pluralsp. 111
106. Eliminating the Confusion About Possessives and Apostrophesp. 112
107. Look What's Missing!p. 113
108. Forming a Sentence with Capital Lettersp. 114
109. British or American?p. 115
110. The Punctuation Placep. 116
111. Checking on the 75% Effective Sentence Checkerp. 117
Section 5 Composition & Public Speaking (29)
112. Getting the Sentence Straightp. 120
113. Sentence Directivesp. 121
114. Combining Sentencesp. 122
115. The Correct Order of Thingsp. 123
116. Stringing Sentences Togetherp. 124
117. Cause and Effect with Some Clausesp. 125
118. Moving Along with Transitional Wordsp. 126
119. Tying Ideas Togetherp. 127
120. Brainstorming...The Start of the Writing Processp. 128
121. Brainstorming into a Compositionp. 129
122. Now That's a Great Idea!p. 130
123. Making the Essay Easy (Part One)p. 131
124. Making the Essay Easy (Part Two)p. 132
125. Supporting Your Ideasp. 133
126. Some from Here and Some from Therep. 134
127. Creating a Scenep. 135
128. Creating Dialoguep. 136
129. A Day in the Lifep. 137
130. Seeing It from Another's Eyesp. 138
131. Using Your Writer's Toolboxp. 139
132. Describing a Personp. 140
133. The Speech's Purposep. 141
134. A Checklist for Constructing an Effective Speechp. 142
135. The Style of the Speechp. 143
136. The Purpose Behind the Opening Linep. 144
137. Looking at the Bestp. 145
138. Preparing a Speechp. 146
139. Choosing and Supporting One Over the Otherp. 147
140. Questions About Your Speechp. 148
Section 6 Literature (23)
141. Literary Terms Crossword Puzzlep. 150
142. Literary Terms Construction Sitep. 151
143. So Much to Read, So Little Timep. 152
144. Newspaper and Magazine Termsp. 153
145. Recognizing Literary Symbolsp. 154
146. What Do You Think These Literary Quotations Mean?p. 155
147. Let's Get Startedp. 156
148. A Shakespearean Sonnetp. 157
149. Analyzing a Poemp. 158
150. Something (or Nothing) in Commonp. 159
151. Extending the Life of the Literary Characterp. 160
152. Judging a Characterp. 161
153. Naming Your Charactersp. 162
154. The Names of Literary Charactersp. 163
155. Famous Literary Charactersp. 164
156. Shaking Up Shakespearep. 165
157. Authors of Popular Books for Teens Magic Squarep. 166
158. Authors of Popular Novels for Teenagers Crossword Puzzlep. 167
159. Finding the Titles of Famous Literary Worksp. 168
160. Famous Women Authorsp. 169
161. Thinking About Booksp. 170
162. Are We What We Read?p. 171
163. What Kind of Reader Are You?p. 172
Section 7 The Everyday Use of Our Language (23)
164. A Herculean Taskp. 174
165. Review of Real and Fictional People, Places, and Thingsp. 175
166. Doctor, Doctor!p. 176
167. Expressions Using Body Partsp. 177
168. First Names and Body Partsp. 178
169. Clicking with Clichesp. 179
170. Win Brownie Points and Earn Advancement!p. 180
171. Avoid the Clichesp. 181
172. Don't Get Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Placep. 182
173. This Is Such Sweet Sorrowp. 183
174. Shake a Leg and Pour Your Heart Outp. 184
175. Expressionsp. 185
176. More Expressionsp. 186
177. Putting Proverbs in Their Proper Placesp. 187
178. Words That Have I as Their Second Letterp. 188
179. Two on the Aislep. 189
180. Some Fun with Wordsp. 190
181. Animals in the Languagep. 191
182. Why Don't You Look in the Newspaper?p. 192
183. What's So Special About NTH?p. 193
184. How These Words Came to Bep. 194
185. Foreign Words and Phrasesp. 195
186. Sports Headlinesp. 196
Appendix The Internet Connectionp. 197
Answer Keysp. 201

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