A) Draw the following 6 x 7 grid on the board.

Here's an example: (Use the categories from the gameboard you wish to play.)

Back to The Future |
100 |
200 |
300 |
400 |
500 |

The Opposite of __
is __. |
100 |
200 |
300 |
400 |
500 |

Make a Question |
100 |
200 |
300 |
400 |
500 |

It's spelled _ |
100 |
200 |
300 |
400 |
500 |

Too & Enough |
100 |
200 |
300 |
400 |
500 |

Advice |
100 |
200 |
300 |
400 |
500 |

Comparative Geography |
100 |
200 |
300 |
400 |
500 |

ALL ANSWERS MUST BE
IN COMPLETE SENTENCES! |

C) Write the point values.

D) Write this rule below the board: ALL ANSWERS MUST BE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES!

E) Divide the class into three groups.

F) Give each team a bell or some kind of noise maker to "ring in." If you don't have a bell, you can use anything - bring three metal spoons from home, and have the students tap them on the desk!

G) Print out a copy of the gameboard with questions and

H) This game takes 50 - 60 minutes to play with lower levels. Upper levels take less time.

**Here are the rules for play:**

1) Decide which team chooses
first, then let them choose a category and point value. For example, "Geography
for 100 points."

2) The first person from each
team has the bell, and they get to ring in and answer the question if they
know the answer.

3) Only the students who have
the bell may give an answer.

4) Students may consult with
their team mates - in English! - to come up with an answer, but they may
not have time if another team rings in first.

5) When a team rings the bell,
they must answer the question
__immediately__. They cannot ring in,
and then consult with their teammates - that's cheating! If they try this,
they lose that number of points!

6) When a team rings in and
gives the correct answer, they win those points.

7) However, when a team rings
in and gives the wrong answer, they LOSE that number of points! Get ready
to do some negative-number math!

8) If the answer is wrong,
or it's given in an incomplete sentence, they also LOSE that number of
points.

9) Each team has one chance
to answer each question. They cannot try again if they are wrong, but another
team may try.

10) PASS THE BELL - The next
teammate is up!

*Cross out each used square
as you play until there are no more squares.

*The team who answered correctly
last gets to choose the next category and point value. The higher the point
value, the more difficult the question!

*The winning team is the one
with the most points at the end of the game. Amusingly enough, they can
win with a negative number! (They're students, so I give them a break!)