Hooked On English!: Ready-to-Use Activities for the English Curriculum, Grades 7-12
October 2002, Jossey-Bass
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.
Jack Umstatter, M.A., M.Ed., ahs been a high school English teacher for the past 30 years in the public schools of West Islip and Cold Spring Harbor, New York. He has taught all levels of Secondary English including Honor and Advanced Placement Classes at Cold Spring Harbor High School, and also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Dowling College, Oakdale, New York. Mr. Umstatter's other publications include Brain Games (1996), and Grammar Grabbers (2000).