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These note pages and games are great tools to use with your students to introduce the literary terms necessary to help them become better readers and writers.
In my own classroom I introduce the literary terms at the beginning of the year with the notebook activity and notes pages. Cut each sheet in half to save paper, and they fit just right into a composition book without further cutting. I use the slide show with the terms and students write the definitions onto the notebook pages after they glue them in. This reinforces the terms in the students’ memories.
Then, throughout the year we play Literary Term Bingo, and as small groups, the Literary Terms Memory Game. The students LOVE both games. I find that by the end of the year, my students know their literary terms and definitions. I’ve used these tools with students from 4th grade through 7th grade, but they could be used for students through high school, and even college students would benefit!
For the memory game, print the cards out (I used cardstock) and laminate them. Make one or two sets of the memory game so that more than one group of students can play.
For the Bingo game, give each student a blank bingo form and have them choose the literary terms they want to put in each square, then use the cards to call out the definitions and students will put a “chip” on the correct square. This way each student has their own unique Bingo card. I let them use their notes in the beginning of the year until they become familiar with the terms and definitions.