This download is for a game reviewing nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
The following parts should be included:
- Introduction page (this one)
- 2 pages of instructions, game variations, and common core connection
- NVAA tournament bracket (optional)
- 4 pages (1 each) of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs for word cards
- 3 game boards (1 4x4, 1 5x5, 1 6x6)
- Reference/cheat sheet (definitions of each part of speech), 2 per page
How I suggest you use the game:
- This game can function as a class activity, with lots of mini-games taking place across the classroom. You can keep track of the winners and mark them on the bracket, and announce a class champion at the end of the lesson. If the game is new to the students, a practice round might be required.
- You can also easily use this in centers. Print and laminate the page(s) of instructions, game boards, word cards, and reference sheet. Cut the word cards and, if desired, put them in a small bag so players can’t see inside. Place all the pieces in a gallon bag, and you’re ready to go!
o Tip: Print on cardstock so the game components will last longer! For the word cards, try using colorful cardstock, so the little pieces will be easier to find if they get scattered during play!
- To extend the activity, at the end of the game, pick a row or column and use all the parts of speech in that row/column in a sentence. Try making a whole story from your board!
Example of the two-person game instructions:
2 person game - 4x4 board
1. In a two person game, there are two teams. Choose which team you are on. For example, if the game is nouns vs. verbs, one person will be nouns and the other will be verbs.
2. The player whose birthday is soonest goes first.
3. Draw a word out of the bag. Decide if the word is a noun or a verb and then place it on the board. But be careful! The way to win the game is for your team to get four words of the same category in a row (4 nouns in a row, or 4 verbs in a row)! Make sure you don’t end up making the winning move for the other team!