This is a fun way to get students to read and practice whatever point you are working on. Instead of the traditional Battleship game, which has guesses such as "A6, C5, etc." this one involves combining sentences, and the students must listen to get the right square.
On the left-hand side, put in the beginning of sentences, such as:
I am going
He is going
Sarah is riding the bus
Hassan is skateboarding
On the top, but the second half of the sentences:
to the store.
to the zoo.
To guess a square, instead of "A6," the student might say, "Hassan is skateboarding to the zoo." "C5" might be, "I am going to school."
Print two copies of the grid for each student and put them on old file folders, so that one is flat on the table, and the other is vertical in front of the student.
The students take a few minutes to put in their "ships" with X's in adjacent squares. Once they are ready, they start playing. They are trying to guess the location of their opponent's "ships". Once they guess all the squares of a "ship," it is sunk. The first person to "sink" all of the ships wins!