On the Spot Game Board by April Bryant is a versatile tool for active participation. Students work in pairs or trios to practice, review or assess any content. The activity requires a game board, a die and a chip or other sort of marker for each player. Students roll the die to see how many spaces to move. The task written in the circle is completed and verified by team members. If correct, the student earns the number of points on the die. If not, a students turn is lost, points are void and it is the next player's turn.
Ideas for tasks include:
Questions based on any current topic studied
Reading Comprehension / Text Connections
Sample Test Questions
Name ... about the topic of study (i.e. name 3 characteristics of the main character)
Find the error in the sentence
and on... and on...
As follow up activities, I have asked students to begin from the start, roll the dice 5 different times and write the answer for the corresponding spots on a 'ticket out' of class.
For more fun, I have added chutes, ladders, etc. for short cuts.
Also, I have added spots such as: lose a turn, go back three spots, advance two spots, PRIZE (candy or pencil or the like) and switch spots.
Enjoy making this game your own.
It works best as a bell ringer or end of class last few minutes filler.