Help your students review adjective clauses 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. You may also want to require students to take notes during the review slides at the beginning of the presentation.
There are three rounds. In the first round, students write the adjective clauses. In round two, they write the clauses and underline the relative pronouns (or subordinating conjunctions), and finally, in round three they write the clause, underline the pronouns, and write the nouns modified. The text of the power point provides information on the attention-grabbing topic of tsunamis, including details about the 2011 tsunami in Japan and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
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 adjective clauses. 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 my other TRASHKETBALL games:
Grammar and Usage Errors
Grammar Review Bundle