Let the canine crew of THE BARKER help your students learn to identify the four different types of sentences! These 4-legged pirates roam the high seas in search of treasure - dog bones, of course! 2 - 6 students compete to be the first player to build their canine crew. Students take turns reading a sentence and determining if it is a statement, question, command or exclamation. A correct answer entitles the player to roll the die and move along the game board. If a player lands on a pirate dog, he/she can add that dog to their crew, if they don’t already have that character. If a player lands on a treasure chest of dog bones, he/she is rewarded by choosing a crew member of their choice. But beware of the Rough Seas cards –misfortune awaits the unfortunate landlubber that turns over these cards (lost turn, lose a player, etc.) The first student to fill their pirate ship with a full crew of 10 different dogs is the winner.
To prepare: Print out the instructions, game board, dog markers, ship boards (1 for each player), sentence cards and answer key. Only the board and dog markers need to be printed in color. Laminate for durability. If desired, print out the optional recording sheet. Cut apart the cards and dog markers. You will need a place marker for each student and a standard die.