At The Word Market

Hello Readers,

We here at SMS Guys Read are beginning what we hope will be a fun end of the year collaboration, IBRG style, reading The Phantom Tollbooth with the guys of TMC Guys Read.

I just finished reading Tollbooth for the first time and loved every minute of it.  My reading was doubly fun as while I was reading I was inventing games and activities we might be able to attempt in our club meetings.

Our first game comes from the chapter called Confusion in the Market Place.  Take a look at the introduction video here…

And then take a look at our SMS Guys Read Word Market here…

Now that members have their words they will spend the next few days mulling those words over until they build their best line/poem/sentence.  They will bring those lines back to our next meeting, which will be Thursday May 1.

For our IBRG friends and anyone else who might like to play along here is how we did it.

We used words from the game called You’ve Been Sentenced.  That made the handing out of words and then the word bartering really easy.  The original plan was to come up with a list of words and then hand those out and trade them.


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We used this worksheet as we went through the process.

SMS Guys Read Word Market Worksheet

Members now have about a week to compose the best line they can from the words they have.  If the line needs help they will be able to do more trading next week, but might not get as many points as members who use their original words.

So come along to word market with us, play along.

Mr. H

ps. my words are…

the bathroom, acting, above the, slowly, spitting, mix and sloppy

I can see having some fun with these.



3 thoughts on “At The Word Market

  1. I fell like I know that guy that pop up on the screen at 0.30 he also look like a nice and awesome guy. he he he…

  2. What a great way to use the You’ve been Sentenced! game! Glad to see you are enjoying it 🙂
    Susan McNeill
    McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds
    creators of the You’ve been Sentenced! word game

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