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  • boll
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    • March 15, 2011, 11:24:49 am
    • Daejeon, South Korea
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2012, 10:18:28 am »
Just FYI:

For slide 18

I had on the answer sheet SING, DANCE, JUMP, PLAY, VERB, but actually on the slide it should be SING, JUMP, DANCE, PLAY, VERB

 :P oops! Sorry!


  • Bwiiian2
  • Waygookin

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    • March 31, 2012, 02:47:19 pm
    • Samcheok
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2012, 10:25:35 am »
Think there may be a troll on this post  :undecided:.  It's a great game, cheers  :cheesy:


  • Gekokujou
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    • April 29, 2011, 01:27:12 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2013, 10:20:50 pm »
You have my thanks OP, this is a good filler to finish up my class.


Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2013, 11:36:27 am »
I played this game with my worst behaved classes and it worked! They really got into it.


Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2013, 05:53:44 pm »
Hello!

This looks like a wonderful game and I'd really like to play it with my middle schoolers. I just have one problem: when I download the PPT and try to click on the letters (without revealing the entire slide), it doesn't have any effect at all. The white boxes covering the letters stay completely put.

Am I missing something really basic? Can someone please advise? I think my students would love this...if only their technologically-challenged teacher could figure it out :-P

Thanks very much!


Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2013, 03:20:00 pm »
Thank you so much! I stumbled across this last night and made a few adjustment to cater to my kids level (I took out the verb/noun/adjective slides, for example, and simplified a few of the other ones), and tested it on my middle school boys earlier. THEY LOVED IT! They are generally a fairly apathetic bunch but this seemed to work...

Might play again later in the week, but I'll make an effort to mix up the teams slightly as two teams were dominating.

Thank you again!


Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2013, 01:48:53 pm »
What a phenomenal concept.  Thanks for sharing! :)


  • MRGPirate
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    • February 23, 2013, 10:16:09 pm
    • Daegu, Korea
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2013, 05:53:13 pm »
Similar game with categories. Took the original idea off of Waygook and edited.

Rules on the PPT.

Alternative rules:

Give them 1 minute to write as much as they can per category, bonus points for the team with the most and each group can choose 1 of their favourites to read out and you can award points for your favourite, the funniest, the most original... your choice.

Works really well with my kids.


  • prigov
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    • February 28, 2011, 11:26:31 am
    • South Korea
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2013, 10:48:51 am »
Played this twice with my after school 1st and second graders. It went really well. Thanks for a great game!


  • canfra
  • Waygookin

    • 11

    • September 02, 2013, 01:19:23 pm
    • Gimcheon
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2013, 09:16:30 am »
This game was great even for my regular kids. They are normally one of my worst classes too. Great idea! The only think i would change is the fist slide.  I find it is good to give the game a name that the kids remember that way if they want to play again they can ask for the game by name.  THANKS!!!!


  • Mattaru
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    • April 26, 2012, 03:29:10 pm
    • Yeongam
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2013, 10:25:06 pm »
If anyone ever makes another version of this with different catergories, please post it - that's be wonderful.
My first day I watched a few lessons and had my first class which was a Grade 2 class or something like that. I thought every things was great until a kid ddong-chimmed me. 


  • talkalot999
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    • May 06, 2011, 07:52:37 pm
    • On the way to CHUNGBUK-DO
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2013, 08:05:26 am »
Fabulous activity! My middle students will love playing this, because they love competing against each other in teams, it will also work really well to get them talking and coming up with the answers together. Great job.


  • prigov
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    • February 28, 2011, 11:26:31 am
    • South Korea
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2013, 02:09:24 pm »
If anyone ever makes another version of this with different catergories, please post it - that's be wonderful.

Mattaru - I've edited the existing one to add a a few hoilday related slides (just 4) - it is really simple to edit. My four new slides are at the bottom - I will adding more categories because this game has just been amazing with all my classes.

Answers:

CANDY, PUMPKIN, COSTUMES, OCTOBER (theme) HALLOWEEN

ELVES, RUDOLPH, NORTH POLE, TOYS (theme) SANTA CLAUS

GHOST, VAMPIRE, WEREWOLF, MEDUSA (theme) MONSTERS

TREE, ORNAMENTS, STOCKINGS, LIGHTS (theme) DECORATION


  • hrl707
  • Adventurer

    • 26

    • February 25, 2013, 09:07:44 am
    • Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2013, 07:45:46 am »
Hmmmmm.....

I think that I would have to completely modify the game. 

 I could not try to play it now with my students as they have a very limited vocabulary base.   :shocked:   :huh:
My kids found it easy-to-medium. I think its flawlessly executed myself.


Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2013, 11:12:25 am »
This is by far my favourite time-killer game!
So I made a new one for these slow days and graduation week. Enjoy!


  • gagevt
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    • August 24, 2013, 01:55:38 pm
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Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2014, 11:33:38 am »
I agree with most of the people posting here. This game has been an absolute smash hit, AND I was able to play it with bot intermediate and adv. classes of both 3rd and 2nd graders. I played around with changing the points, so you get or lose points per letter, making vowels even more risky. I definitely will be looking for more updated versions with more categories. I split the class into two teams and start at the front of the room, working to the back making sure every student gets the chance to choose a letter, otherwise not everyone would participate. My co-teachers loved this game as well and the amount of participation it drew. At first I offered candy rewards for the winners, but I played it recently without candy, and it still went well.
"The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."


Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2016, 06:33:59 pm »
At home and procrastinating so i figured i'd upload this..
thanks very much for this activity btw!  i'm in japan and the level is a bit lower, so i've made some changes:

I changed the order of the slides so easier words/categories come first
I got rid of some of the slides that I thought they wouldn't know (there's still a lot)

and some mechanical changes:

I added two buttons, one for revealing the remaining words and one for moving to the next slide.  normally you click on anything except a letter to reveal the entire answer.  this wasn't working out for me.

i was playing on the electric blackboard at school and using it as a touchscreen, and it was being pretty finicky.  a couple rounds had me revealing all the answers after a couple guesses (got quite a variety of reactions from the students but mostly they thought it was hilarious) so i had to go back to my laptop's touchpad.  with these changes you won't be accidentally showing the whole answer before you actually want to.  hopefully.

the answer sheet is at school so.. i'll have to edit this and upload that later (necessary since i changed the order)


  • GotMyTowel
  • Adventurer

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    • May 18, 2015, 02:50:15 pm
    • Changwon - South Korea
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2016, 11:43:53 am »
I've used this in a few lessons and it's gone really well so thank you so much to the OP.

I've added a Winter Vacation Connect 4 Game at the start (students make sentences about what they did during the holiday) and I also changed/removed some of the categories that I thought might be too hard for my class.

Everything attached.


  • gracechoi
  • Newgookin

    • 1

    • January 31, 2019, 12:57:10 pm
    • south korea
Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2019, 06:19:37 pm »
hello Where can I get the ppt??
Please help.


Re: Category Hangman Game
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2019, 07:18:11 pm »
So I started cranking through how to make new ones quickly rather than trying to edit the existing document and figured I would post a quick step by step. Also for the person looking for the ppt you can't get them without subscribing, the $20 for one year was what I did. It covers the server costs of maintaining the site but depending on how keen you are on making your own or downloading this might help you.

Step one, pick your vocab(duh XD)

Step two for each word insert a table of that length i.e. "Parallel" insert a table of 8 columns, my recommendation is to format the first table(text size and style etc.) and then manage subsequent tables by copying and pasting then adding or subtracting columns accordingly.
Use the layout function to standardize the width and height of your panels

Step three, create a single object of the same size as one column of the table(once again using the format function allows you to be very precise/specific), I used a rounded square but you can use any shape you want as long as it covers your letters, this will be your template

Step 4 using the animations function for the object choose trigger on click of the object, set an exit animation and press play slideshow then click the object to test

Step 5 copy and paste the object which will automatically format each copy to follow the animation on click of the copy place the copies over your letters