Blackboard games and activities

English games and activities that use the blackboard (or whiteboard).

  • ABC's - Team Writing Challenge

    This activity uses competition to make writing the alphabet fun. It should probably be paired with (and done after) a practice worksheet.

  • Blackboard Survey

    Rather than create a worksheet and use a lot of paper, doing a blackboard survey puts all the information up on the board for all students to see and review once the communication part of the activity is over.

    This activity works well with most walk-and-talk information collecting communication activities. Also, it's a no-prep activity so you can use it any time.

  • Last Letter First Letter (Shiritori)

    Last letter first letter, more commonly known here as shiritori, is a game I am sure we have all played at some point and it makes a great warm up game for junior high classes.

  • Parachute Team Challenge

    The parachute team challenge is a junior high English class warm up game but can also be used in elementary schools. The winner of each round remove a point from another team and the game ends when one team has no points left.