Thank you for purchasing this activity! I know your students will enjoy this review as much as my students do. I will share how I play this game in my classroom. Please feel free to use the game any way that best fits your classroom and students. No prep is needed for this activity. Just copy and cut!
1. Before class begins, cut the cards. You will need one set per class. (Keep one copy uncut for an answer key)
2. As students enter the classroom, I hand them a card.
3. I review over the directions of the game.
a. Each student will receive a card (s).
b. We will have the student who has the word “START” begin the game by reading the question she has on her/his card.
c. After this student reads the questions, every student should check the bold print word on their card to see if they have the answer. If they have the answer, they should say what is on the card, “I have…”
d. Then that student will read the question posed on their card.
e. The questions and answers will loop around the room until the final card that has “The end” is reached.
4. After the class has made it through one round, I usually do another round using the exact same cards they have. Once that round is successfully completed, I have students switch cards. Sometimes I collect the cards and hand them back out or I will just tell them to switch them. Again, it depends on my students.
5. If I play this game with several class periods, I will time the classes to see how “fast” they can make it through the game. We place their fastest time on the board. Then other classes try to beat the time. I place the winning time and class period on the board so everyone can see the winning class the next day.
Terms used in this activity: foreshadowing, denotation, dynamic character, symbol, situational irony, complex sentence, static character, prefix, connotation, flashback, cliffhanger, verbal irony, thesaurus, alliteration, metaphor, appositive, contrast, simile, personification, biography, atlas, glossary, rhyme scheme, pronoun, stanza, onomatopoeia, byline, theme, idiom, index, indirect characterization, antonym, context clues, 1st person point-of-view.