Often, grammar is the last thing we have time to teach because of the constraints of scheduling. But now, here is a way to slip it into your curriculum at the end of the day or during those rainy day recesses. Get ready!
If you have never played Scoot, you are in for a treat! This is a favorite of my class and we play it all the time. A fast-paced, whole group game, scoot can be used as an assessment (there is no time to cheat!!), practice, or just for kicks. It is also great because it employs movement. So, get ready for laughs, extreme concentration, and be sure to go over the answers at the end!!
You can also use these cards in centers with no time limits. The best thing, is that these cards help test an isolated skill, so it is also easy to see who has mastered it and who has not.
***These cards are not numbered so that they can be mixed up and played over and over. After laminating the cards, I use a Vis a Vis marker to number them and then clean it off after the first game. The cards can be renumbered and used again as soon as they are passed out again! These keeps the students that memorize the order things guessing!!
Jennifer Harness Ayers
I have been teaching for 18 years, 13 of which were in the inner city. Along the way I earned my master's and a specialist's degree. I have conducted several balanced workshops in the Southeast Tennessee area.