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. This set of cards provides practice for your students in identifying nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and prepositional phrases found in sentences adapted from the book "Polar the Titanic Bear" by Daisy Spedden. These Scoot cards may also be used as task cards in a literacy center or for a Scatter/Scavenger Hunt activity.
They are optimized to be printed in color since there are three color choices for students to track as they identify the nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns within the sentences. The fourth option is for students to identify prepositional phrases within the sentences, making this set of task cards very versatile. Included also are four styles of response sheets and answer keys, one per color and one for prepositional phrases.
Be sure to examine the thumbnails to see exactly how these cards, sheets, and answer keys are designed.
To prepare this Scoot game…
Print the Playing Card pages 3- 10.
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 Sheets, pages 15-18.
Make copies of the Recording Sheets, pages 11-14.
Place the Playing Cards, Recording Sheets, and Answer 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. Give each student a recording sheet or have them number a sheet of paper from 1-32 (or however many cards you choose to use).
3. Students begin by answering the card(s) in front of them, writing their answer(s) on their paper next to the matching number. Be sure to emphasize the color of the word they are identifying or whether they are searching for a prepositional phrase.
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 sheets to assess yourself or check them together in class.