Want a fun and easy way to practice replacing boring, overused words with exciting, descriptive words? This resource contains 5 Scoot games that allow your students to become more proficient with their word choice. Each game contains 24 scoot cards that your students will rotate through with a recording sheet. If you are unfamiliar with Scoot games, no worries! I have included detailed instructions.
Game one: Adjectives - Students are given a boring adjective and need to replace it with an exciting one. tired -- > exhausted, worn out
Game two: Verbs - Students are given an overused verb and need to replace it with a better verb. laughed --> giggled, chuckled
Game three: Nouns - Students are given a common noun and need to replace it with a more specific noun or a proper noun. school --> Parkwod Elementary School
Game four: Similes - Students are given an ajdective that they can turn into a simile. red --> red as a tomato
Game five: Spelling - Students are given a misspelled word that they need to spell correctly. befor --> before
These games can be used to review skills or prepare for standardized writing tests. This is a quick and easy way for the teacher to see which students are able to choose new words and which ones need more help.