Also known as "The Forehead Game," this is a great way to engage students and get them talking about literary terms!
Main idea of the game:
•Students work in pairs or in teams to play this game
•A pile of cards are stacked face-down while the game goes on
•One student chooses a card and holds It up to their forehead, never seeing the term listed
•The other student(s) has to give him/her clues, describing the word without ever using the one(s) on the card
•You have the option of printing out answers on the back for flash-card style cards, or leaving them off to give the students more of a challenge.
•At the end of the set time, the student adds up how many he/she got correct. The student or team with the most points wins.
•There are point sheets at the end to print and give students.
This product includes 40 cards with Literary Terms on them, and 40 optional descriptions to print on the back.
I've used this for a standardized test prep, and I've also used a few of them at a time for review during a unit. I love the conversations my students have as they try to explain the term to the card holder!