Do your students need a fun challenge to help them achieve Common Core language standards? If so, then you should engage them with a game of “Review of Phrases: It’s Time to Play TRASHKETBALL!” Throughout this power point presentation, teams of students review appositive, prepositional, and verbal phrases (gerunds, participles & infinitives); then they compete to shoot baskets into a trash can.
In the first round, students identify appositive phrases in the context of each sentence; the sentences increase in difficulty and complexity with the inclusion of multiple nouns and modifiers. In the second round, students identify prepositional phrases, and in the last round they identify verbal phrases in the sentences. Again, the difficulty increases.
Additionally, the sentences engage students in non-fiction reading, with information about the dangers of cell phone use while driving. If desired, the teacher could supplement the game with argumentative writing on this topic, one that is important for many teen drivers to contemplate.
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.
Depending on the ability of your students, the game usually takes 45 minutes to play. This power point includes the following slides: four brief review slides, game slides, rules for the students, teacher instructions, and a key.
With this game, you will be amazed that your students will want to learn grammar! If you like this game, please see my store for a selection of other Trashketball games:
Grammar and Usage Errors
Grammar Review Bundle