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 scoot game provides students with practice identifying adjectives, creative writing, proper and common nouns, correcting grammar mistakes, short poems, and word work.
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.
2. Give each player a Recording Sheet, or if you prefer, just have them use a numbered sheet of
3. Students begin by answering the card(s) in front of them, writing their answer(s) on the recording
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 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 sheets to assess yourself or check them together in class.