Let's go on a treasure hunt! What are we hunting? Words! And where are we hunting for them? In books!
In an effort to bring back dictionary usage, I wracked my brain for something that would make vocabulary fun. I'm not sure this will work, but I figured it was worth a try. I picked 10 difficult words and students will get points for: (1) finding the words in books they are reading; (2) guessing the meaning from context; (3) looking the definition up in the dictionary; (4) identifying the word's part of speech; (5) listing synonyms and antonyms of the word. May the best reader win!