King of the class game is designed to help students understand and master the basic vocabulary, and documents that are related to the ecosystem and the relationships within the ecosystem. The King of the Class games are designed for two students per game board. This game can be used as a center activity or a class activity. Each game board has the same words but the words are rearranged to maximize learning.
How to play as a classroom activity
Students will pair up. The teacher will designate the amount of time for each round (5 Minutes work in my room). Students will take turns drawing question cards. That student will read the question while the other player tries to think of the answer and find the answer on the game board, putting his color chip on the correct space. If the student is wrong, the other student will show his competitor the question card with the answer and the color chip comes off the board. Right or wrong the question card goes back into the basket with the other question card. The players will change rolls and repeat the processes over until designated time as elapsed. If a player chooses a question card that has already been played and marked the player bumps off the other chip and puts his or her chip in its place. The Player with the most of his color chips on the board wins after time has lapsed. I have the winning students put a check by their name on a name chart. When all winning students have placed a check by their name all students pair up with someone else and the process starts all over again. I play about 3 to 4 rounds in one class period. This is a great activity for evaluation, common core, and RTI activity. After my students have done this activity two or three times most of them do not need a piece of paper to solve for the answer.
Materials Needed: Game board per two students, Color marking pieces, and answer cards for each group
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