Here’s a fun sentence review activity to keep your students engaged at the end of the year. The game takes students on a road trip to national parks while they review sentence structures (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex), sentence types (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory), and sentence problems (fragment, run-on, comma splice). 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 three rounds. Before each round there are slides which provide a brief review of the included concepts. Furthermore, in preparation for summer vacation, the sentences provide information about taking a road trip to national parks. Slides include photos of several national parks including Yellowstone National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Niagara Falls, and others.
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.
Looking for other end of the year activities? You may be interested in these:
Writing Commencement Speeches
End of Year Twitter Task Cards
And here are a few of the many trashketball games available for teaching grammar:
Types of Sentences Review Game
Participial Phrases Review Game
Apostrophes Review Game
Parallel Structure Grammar Review Game