While reading about inspiring women from around the world, this game helps students review parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. Women referenced include some of the following: Elizabeth Blackwell, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, Joan of Arc, and others. This is a great game for Women's History Month and can be used as formative assessment or review before a final quiz
In this game, there are five rounds. In each round, students identify a part of speech in the context of a sentence; the sentences increase in difficulty and complexity throughout the game. The power point presentation includes the following: review slides, game slides, rules for students, teacher instructions, and key. All that you will need is the ability to project a power point presentation, a ball (soft texture), some dark tape, and a trash can.
Research shows that students often learn best when they can move, and this game motivates them with their love of sports. When you put your students in heterogeneous groups for a game with friendly competition, it is an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.
If you and your students enjoy this activity, you may be interested in these other grammar games:
Thanksgiving Parts of Speech Review Game
Halloween Parts of Speech Game
Winter Holidays Parts of Speech Game
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Want to extend your students' learning after the game? Then check out these interactive bookmarks:
Parts of Speech Interactive Bookmark