52 Card Pick-Up

(From Silver Bullets) This takes some preparation, but the game can be used for many lessons. Write 10-20 long sentences with the desired vocabulary or grammar for the day on a piece of paper. Space the words of the sentences out so you can cut in between them. Photocopy the sentence page and cut up the sentences in between each word or phrase to produce two or more identical word sets. Divide the villagers into two or more teams and give each team one set of words. Now each team competes to complete as many sentences as possible in a given amount of time. Give points for complete and correct sentences. Subtract points for unused words. Give points if one team can spot errors in the other team's sentences. Or award creativity points.