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. These 24 Scoot cards may also be used as task cards in a literacy center or for a Scatter/Scavenger Hunt activity that provides students practice with identifying the type of figurative language (simile, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia) used in a given sentence. All of the sentences are taken from the Newbery Award novel Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. QR Code answers are provided on each card allowing for self-checking when desired.
To prepare this Scoot game…
Print the Playing Card pages 3- 6.
Laminate the pages for durability.
Cut apart the cards.
Print the cover page and glue it onto a large envelope.
Print a copy of the Answer Sheet and the Recording Sheet pages 7-8.
Place the Playing Cards , Answer Sheet, and Recording Sheets
in the envelope for safe storage.
To play Scoot…
1. Place the cards around the room face down in front of each student. Use as many cards as you like. If you wish to use all the cards, simply double-up cards in front of some students if necessary.
2. Each student will need to have his/her own Recording Sheet or own sheet of paper. If using loose leaf paper, each students should number the paper from 1-24 (or however many cards you choose to use) skipping a line in between each number. This should allow enough space to write a sentence.
3. Students begin by answering the card(s) in front of them, writing their answer(s) on their paper next to the matching number.
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 that card.
5. Play continues in this manner until all items have been answered or time runs out.
6. Collect the student papers to assess yourself or check them together in class. Project the cards on a whiteboard for students to use check their work using the QR codes.