Great for summer school review or engage students at anytime during the year with these fun games! The End of Year ELA Review: Brain Games and Puzzles resource for Grades 4-8 includes 10 fun, engaging, and challenging brain games or puzzles to review English/language arts content. The games or puzzles facilitate critical thinking skills as well as reinforce all of the following skills: spelling, simile, metaphor, personification, theme, idioms, irony, mood, tone, novel, symbolism, verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, interjections, prepositions, conjunctions, anagrams, setting, plot, protagonist, climax, resolution, transitions, and compound words. An answer key is provided for all 10 brain games or puzzles. If you are looking for no prep, have students complete the brain games or puzzles as you project them. The slides can be printed and used in a small-group literacy center or printed and used in a whole-group setting. Students can complete each puzzle or game with a partner.