Want a fun way to review troublesome words? This game helps students review words including homophones and contractions that frequently cause usage and spelling errors. These words may be especially challenging for English language learners. The words and contractions included in the game follow: affect/effect, to/too/two, accept/except, then/than, through/threw, right/write, whole/hole, your/you’re, their/there/they’re, its/it’s.
Before the game begins, the power point briefly reviews the uses for the included homophones and contractions. After the review, there are four rounds for the game. In the first two rounds, students simply identify and write the correct word choices. In the third and fourth rounds, students must choose the correct words from the word bank to complete the sentences. A word bank is included and can be printed. 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.
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 the troublesome words. 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, be sure to check-out my other TRASHKETBALL games:
Grammar and Usage Errors
Grammar Review Bundle