"YOU SUNK MY HOUSE OF USHER!!!"
- Thing I actually said in class
What do you get when you cross the gameplay mechanics of a timeless tabletop board game with a comprehensive unit review activity for some of the greatest works of literature the world has ever seen?
Literary Battleship: A student-centered classroom review game that blows your average Jeopardy! activity right out of the water.
(Sorry, couldn't resist the pun).
This download contains a comprehensive instruction manual and fully customizeable overhead projection slides on how to adapt Battleship for the needs of your high school classroom when studying ANY work of literature or non-fiction from the harshest realms of Realism (think Jack London, Kate Chopin, and Steven Crane) to the loftiest dreams of the Romantics (a la Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne).
This download likewise includes a detailed walk-through of how to scaffold the activity to fit the unique needs of your classroom. Includes tips on how to adapt it for as short of a timeframe as a daily warm-up, as well as advanced gameplay suggestions on how to play a larger game of teacher-versus-classroom Literary Battleship as an all-out end-of-unit review.
Learn how to make Ethan Frome your Submarine!
Or have Huck Finn trade his trusty raft for a Battleship...
And The Great Gatsby makes a formidable Aircraft Carrier, old sport!
Simple, student-centered, and INFINITELY re-usable -- this is a fantastic teaching tool mixing skill, luck, and strategy to get students excited, engaged, and genuinely interested in your course material, and you can re-visit it again and again throughout your school year with tremendous results.
Have a blast with this resource (last pun, I promise!), and thanks again for checking out my store!