MAKE A MONKEY: Author's Purpose is a great game to practice determining the author's purpose. (Persuade, Inform, or Entertain)
Setting it up: The first page is the directions and title page. I glued it to the front of the file folder. The page that has 12 squares is the game board referred to, I glued that in the middle of the file folder on the left side. The page that has MONKEY body parts is glued to the right of the file folder. The pages that are labeled player 1,2,3 needs to be cut into 4 pieces and laminated. They can also just write it in their workstation spiral or on a loose leaf paper. I laminated the file folder so that I can use it year after year.
Directions: Player 1 will roll a number cube (die) and move on the board that many spaces. Example if I roll a 3, I would move my game piece 3 spaces and land on a question, then they would answer the questions, if they get it correct they get to spin the spinner. (included are two spinners one on top and one on the bottom) They only choose one spinner and using a large paper clip and a pencil they spin on the spinner. (the paperclip is the spinner and the pencil holds it in place) They get to add the MONKEY'S body part they landed on to their player 1 sheet. Example if I spin and land on head. I would draw a head. If I got the answer wrong, I would lose my turn. Then the next player would go. The next time it is my turn I would spin on either spinner to try to get the body part I need to complete my MONKEY. It's kind of like the game Cootie only using a spinner.
When the player gets the question correct they get to spin the spinner of MONKEY parts. The first player to MAKE A MONKEY wins.
Check out the other make a monkey,put together a pig, build a bunny, build a snowman, and create a clown games. I have other math concepts and ELA. This game can be used all year and a game your students will love!