your group into two teams and
select its own name, such as "Bookworms" or "Word Wizards."
a scorekeeper and choose a skilled reader to serve as the umpire to
show word flashcards and judge the accuracy of the players' responses.
Designate specific spots as home plate and three bases.
players are "at bat," they must
advance the number of bases they're aiming for.
a single, they must read a word on a flashcard quickly displayed by the
a double, they read the word and define it.
triple requires reading, defining and spelling.
score a home run, a player must achieve all three and use the word in a
umpire sets a time limit on
responses to keep
the game moving.
are no strikes or balls-a single miss constitutes an out, with three
outs allowed per inning.
number of innings is optional.
a scoreboard prominently in the classroom and keep
a record of each
team's "runs" as the games are played.
the end of the year, hang gold paper
around the necks of the champs in a festive Olympic-type ceremony.