This product is designed to be used in middle school classrooms.
There are a total of 16 playing dominoes. Each domino has literary terms and definitions on each side. The idea is that students match up the correct word with the definition. The product is put together so that you have the answer key. After you cut them up, students will have to figure out how the puzzle goes together correctly. I strongly recommend that you laminate these cards before the students play with them.
There are so many uses for this product. You can use them as a review game or a station activity. You can use them in literacy stations or even work for early finishers. Every time I use them in a different way.
The idea is that you hand out all the cards to students evenly (if they don’t divide evenly, you could use the remaining cards as a draw pile.) Then with a coin flip or a dice roll, someone goes first. (You can also use, whose birthday is next?) Then that person plays a card of their choosing to start. Then go around clockwise. The next player plays a card (if they can) on any side of the domino. If the player cannot play, they either draw a domino or they lose a turn. Play continues until the first player runs out of dominos. Then the students should try to complete the domino puzzle.
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