Scoot is a popular game played in many elementary school classrooms. Easily adapted to any content area and grade level, Scoot makes for a welcome change from just completing a worksheet for skill practice. This particular game allows students practice with identifying four different Language Arts skills:
1. Identifying Prepositional Phrases (sold separately as well)
2. Types of Sentences (Declarative, Interrogative, Exclamatory, and Imperative)
3. Independent Clause, Dependent Clause, or Phrase
4. Noun, Verb, or Adjective
To prepare this Fall Scoot game…
Print the card pages 3- 10.
Laminate the pages for durability.
Cut apart the cards.
Even though each card is numbered, I prefer to write the number on the back of the card as well.
Print the cover page and glue it onto a large envelope.
Print a copy of each of the Answer Sheets.
Place the cards and Answer Sheets in the envelope for safe storage.
To play Scoot…
1. Place the cards around the room face down in front of each student. If you wish to use all the cards, simply double-up cards in front of some students if needed.
2. Have each player number a paper from 1-30 (or however many cards you choose to use).
3. Students begin by answering the card(s) in front of them, writing their answer(s) on their paper next to the number that matches the card. Remember to indicate to the students what skill you are asking them to practice: Identifying Type of Sentence; Identifying Prepositional Phrases; Identifying the red word as a Noun, Verb, or Adjective; or Identifying the italicized words as being an Independent Clause, a Dependent Clause, or a Phrase.
4. After an appropriate amount of time, call “SCOOT!” and students turn the card(s) face down and move to the next place where they once again answer the question on the card.
5. Play continues in this manner until all items have been answered or time runs out.
6. Collect the student papers to assess yourself or check them together in class.