Divide chalkboard into four equal vertical sections (columns).
Split the class into four teams.
Choose a leader for each team to go to the chalkboard. Tell students they have two minutes to make as many words with two letters as possible.
Decide beforehand whether dictionaries, textbooks, etc. can be used.
Leaders write all the two-letter words they know on the count of 1, 2, 3, GO!
Team members help their leader by shouting out words and by writing words in big letters on paper and holding it up for their leader to see.
Stop with 10, 9, 8,...0, STOP!
- Make the game more challenging by using three-letter, four-letter words, etc.
- Make it more challenging by asking for words that begin with the letter 'S', 'R', 'Th', etc.
- This game tends to get classes excited and noisy so take other classes/teachers into account before you decide to use this activity. Make sure to close windows and doors!