While reading about Thanksgiving traditions, students review parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions in this game. All that you will need is the ability to project a PowerPoint presentation, a ball (soft texture), some dark tape, and a trash can.
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. For an extra challenge, the teacher may ask students for additional identifications (common vs. proper noun, active vs. being verbs, nouns modified by adjectives and adverbs, and prepositional phrases). Additionally, several slides provide a brief review of the included parts of speech before the game begins.
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 the game, you may be interested in these games, too.
Trashketball Games for Active Learning
Want to extend your students' learning after the game? Then check out these interactive bookmarks:
Parts of Speech Interactive Bookmark