While reading information about African Americans and their history, this game helps students review sentence structures including the following: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. The text focuses on the lives and achievements of Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, and Oprah Winfrey. 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.
In this game, there are four rounds. In each round, students identify the correct sentence structures; the sentences increase in difficulty and complexity throughout the game. Additionally, several slides provide a brief review of the included parts of speech before the game begins.
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.
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