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80 fun, educational ELA games and activities are crammed into the vibrant pages of this Middle School resource. Classroom community will be enriched and class spirit will thrive in your grade 5-8 classes. These fun activities are all you need in a tight corner. Super for subs too! You can leave this package on your desk and walk away with confidence. There are games for individuals, team games, mini writing activities, silly speeches and riddles to solve. The preview provides peeks into most of the sections. The resource includes a bonus card game: literary devices SNAP! It can also be purchased separately. Snap Literary Devices Game

Here is a list of just the individual games. All games have an answer key! Most involve speed; the first person to finish is the winner.

Non-rude parts of the body that have three letters.

Words of 4 letters out of the word ‘holiday’

Names of countries that can be made into other words



Vowel-less words

9 words that can be made from Washington

The longest list of 11 letter words that begin with ‘e’.

The longest list of sports

Book titles and matching humorous author names

The longest word

Memory test

Anagrams of jobs and professions

10 alternatives to ‘big’

25 alternatives to ‘said’

Top 10 lists, such as biggest countries in the world, the fastest animal in the world, most popular food and drinks, etc.

Literary terms bingo. It includes the bingo card for students, 54 questions on terms, and a 3 page definitions list to be given to students for review before the game commences. This is the only game which requires a few minutes of photocopying beforehand. It can also be bought individually. Literary Terms Bingo grades 5-8

For more fun, please check out

Mini Mysteries grades 5-8 and BRAIN TEASER MINI MYSTERIES VOL#2
Readers' Theater - Mystery of the Stolen Laptop
Brain Teaser & Brain Breaks Mysteries Middle School Bundle
For a daily brainteaser to add zing! to the start of a class: BRAINTEASER BELL RINGERS: MYSTERY STORIES, RIDDLES AND PUZZLES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Punctuation mentor sentences and exercises using JOKES will make grammar classes fun! Students will laugh their way to accuracy. PUNCTUATION DIALOGUE PRESENTATION & EXERCISES USING JOKES and


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


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