This is a review game that essentially requires students to (think critically and) come up with challenging questions to pose to their peers. The points are earned not only in having the correct answer, but in finding flaws in sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and logic within the other team's question, too. FRIENDS work in teams of 4, FOES are the teams who oppose them and FIENDS are language, logic, and grammar fanatics who pick up extra points. Depending upon the questions asked, and the subject studied, could be comprehensive (fits any subject, too). In the ELA examples offered, these standards are addressed:
.L.8.2 capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
.L.8.4.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
.W.8.9.b Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literary nonfiction specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced").
.W.8.1.b Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant info
.W.8.1.c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
.W.8.2.c Use appropriate and varied transitions
.W.8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing\ organization
.RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze it
.RL.8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases \ meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
.RL.8.5 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts
.RL.8.9 Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible
.RI.8.6 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text