plus students always dread the word “test.” How can you make test preparation
more fun and meaningful for students? That can be answered in one simple word,
review helps them to build confidence, and also provides our students with a
fun way to review for a test. One popular game that we use with our students is
the review process. We break our students into groups of two or three. We then
provide the groups with: a game board, game cards, a die, and something to use
as their player markers. We often use markers from other games that we have in
the room (Monopoly, Trouble, etc…) Students then proceed to roll the die and
move along the board stopping to answer questions that relate to the
will be engaged in learning and will want to finish the game. We make sure to
let each player finish the game regardless if they are second or third. If
there are cards left over at the end of the game, you can have a bonus round
where the cards are split between the players, and whoever can answer the most
correct is the overall winner. That way if a student didn’t finish first, s/he
can still have a chance to win! But the overall purpose of the game is to
review, so winning shouldn’t be stressed too much with your students.
is a link to a blank game board and blank game cards
saved in both Microsoft Word 2010 and as a PDF. This will allow you to
type or hand write what you want to put onto your game boards and game
cards. Click on the picture below or here to access the blank game board
and game cards that you will be able to edit.
a novel unit so you can see what a completed one looks like so you have an idea
of what to add onto your own game boards.
grammar, social studies, science, or any other curricular area. Your students
will love this great way to review! Click on the pictures below or here to access the FREE example.