Do you need an activity to keep your students engaged on Halloween? Make learning fun with this Halloween inspired game of Parts of Speech (Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives) Trashketball. This power point presentation will reinforce their learning of these parts of speech while also meeting Common Core expectations for reading informational text.
In this game, there are three rounds. In the first round, students identify nouns in the context of each sentence; the sentences increase in difficulty and complexity with the inclusion of multiple nouns and abstract nouns. In the second round, students identify verbs and/or verb phrases, and in the third round they identify adjectives in the sentences. Again, the difficulty increases.
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.
This activity makes excellent guided practice after instruction for these parts of speech. Then follow the game with independent practice. Instructions for both students and the teacher are included, along with a key.
If you and your students enjoy the game, be sure to check-out my other TRASHKETBALL games:
Grammar and Usage Errors
Grammar Review Bundle