For those of you with basketball fans, Jeremy Lin is the latest replacement for Yao Ming (who is retired). North American Chinese are more interested in him (he was born in the US) but Chinese Mainlanders are slowly getting hooked.
The new fan word is “Lin-sanity”. My level 3/4 students like the pun.
There are some articles about him here and here.
Houghton Mifflin Eduplace
I’ve been using this with my level 1 class. It’s easier than the wordsearch on the Hangmouse website (none of the words are backwards), and each level has 20+ units. Makes for handy wordlists.
They also have a spelling match game and (though I haven’t used it yet) power proofreading.