Help your students review active and passive voice in this engaging trashketball game! All that you will need is the ability to project a power point presentation, a ball (soft texture), some dark tape, and a trash can. Although it’s optional, you may want to provide prizes for the winning team. Additionally, you may want to require students to take notes during the review slides at the beginning of the presentation.
There are three rounds. In this game, there are three rounds. In the first round, students write whether the sentences are in active or passive voice. In round two, they write whether the sentences are in active or passive voice, and then they write the “doer” of the action. In the third round, students rewrite the sentences, changing them from passive to active voice.
Research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this game motivates them with their love of sports. When you put your students in heterogeneous groups for a game with friendly competition, it is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.
This activity makes excellent guided practice after instruction for active and passive voice. Then follow the game with independent practice. Instructions for both students and the teacher are included, along with a key.
If you and your students enjoy the game, be sure to check-out other TRASHKETBALL games:
Grammar and Usage Errors
Grammar Review Bundle