This ELAR card game for grades 6-8 can be used as end of year review with the whole class,in groups, or in pairs. Each card contains a question with an answer on the back side. The back side of each card also tells the players how many points they win. In order to keep the game interesting, some cards will double student's points, and some will make them lose all their points!
The following terms are covered:
-Compound and Complex Sentences
-Point of View
-Prefixes and Suffixes
-Protagonist & Antagonist
-Fiction & Non-Fiction
-Static & Dynamic Character
& Many More
The following are directions for the card game:
1. Print the cards out. Make sure to print pages back to back. (2 sided)! Print pages to flip on short edge. Print the first copy manually to ensure the answers end up on the back of the correct card.
2. Cut the cards out. The questions should be on the front and the answers on the back of each card.
3. Mix the cards up.
4. Divide the class into teams (boy, girl) (down the middle).
5. Have a place in your classroom to keep track of points. Maybe section off a small part of your whiteboard.
6. Each day at the beginning, middle, or end of class pick a question or two from the pile.
7. Ask students the question. The team that gets it right first gets the points written on the back of the card.
8. To keep this game interesting, some cards make students lose points while other cards give bonus points.
You can also give this to students to play in groups. You would then need to make enough copies for each group. Students can keep track of their points on a piece of paper, and the student who ends up with the most points from each group-wins!
This goes great with my Literary Terms Flashcards for Middle School:
It also goes great with my Writing Conventions Bell-Ringers:
-Ms. DeAnna Bruce