A classic memory game that challenges students to review and practice verb tenses in different sentence forms: declarative affirmative, declarative negative, and interrogative.
I created this game for my middle school ELL students to give them a fun way to practice the patterns of each verb tense in different types of sentences, without additional teacher prep. Easily adaptable for any verb tense you are working with, and can even be connected to content subjects or class reading. This means you can use it all year!
Students create their own sentences to use in the game (I use this as a graded assignment). Since playing this game, my students have generated questions and negative sentences with a variety of verb tenses more easily and more automatically.
Start with the practice game that's already been created in simple present tense. Then create more from the template for any verb tense you like.
Works well for whole class instruction when introducing a new verb tense, or independent practice to review. Each time we learn a new verb tense, my students create a memory game. They keep the game in their binder, and play anytime they finish work early.
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