Got a few extra minutes? How about playing Louisiana Boggle with your students? All words must be Louisiana in nature. Because this is a document, you can use it again and again simply by putting new letters in the grid.
• Although three minutes is standard for the real game, you may want to allow five minutes or more, especially for harder words.
• Another option is not to time it at all, but rather use it as an extra or extra credit activity (great for when students who finish standardized tests early).
• Students can score their own papers (no need to do the cancelling out part if you are playing with a large group, just let everyone count all their words - it also makes for more challenging math when adding up the points)
• Students enjoy sharing their long words.
• Two catches: whenever they spell a word, the letters have to connect (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) and you cannot go back to a same square once you have already used it in that word. Students then go around the room--or their group--and cross off words that someone else has in common with them.
• When making your own grid, be sure to check it for inappropriate words (as a rule, I never put the letter "F" in my grids).