I have created this review in order for my 5th graders to squeeze in some last minute review before our state achievement test. Feel free to use it as you please, but here are the instructions for how it was used in my classroom:
- I did one review per day (total of 3 days of review). Each ‘game’ is ‘played’ on a different field (Wrigley Field, Fenway Park & Yankee Stadium).
- Students are placed into groups of 5-6 students. The students are given around 25 minutes to complete the review of 5 questions. *Each team gets 1 playing field (I had students color them before we began).
- Once time is up, I selected one ‘batter’ to represent each team. They were required to stand up and read their answer to the question. Based on the Homerun Derby Hits chart I have included, I determined if their answer was worthy of a strike-out, single, double, triple or homerun. Whatever ‘hit’ I rewarded them with, they moved their marker on their field. I cycled through all of the teams and got an answer for each question.
- We kept track of runs scored on the SmartBoard and after all 3 days of review, I reward the players who scored the most runs with a small treat.
* It helps to review the Homerun Derby Hits with the students before starting the game so they know what their expectations are and how they can hit a homerun.
* I also tried to make it more exciting by encouraging my students to wear baseball/softball uniforms.
* My students did very well with the review as it really had them stretching their minds and constructing really well-written explanations!