Use this engaging trashketball game to help students correct punctuation and capitalization for the titles of books, plays, websites, stories, songs, poems, etc! 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.
The game includes several review slides and three rounds. In the first two rounds, students must correctly write the punctuated titles in the context of sentences. In the third round, the difficulty increases, and students must both punctuate and capitalize the titles correctly.
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.
This activity makes excellent guided practice after instruction for punctuating and capitalizing titles. Then follow the game with independent practice. Instructions for both students and the teacher are included, along with a key.
If you and your students enjoy the game, you may be interested in these other trashketball games to improve your students' grammar skills and writing:
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Grammar Review Bundle
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