Sunday, September 1, 2013

Rock On! -- Freebie!

Have you ever noticed that if you give your kiddos a timer, any activity turns into a game?
I have timers all over my room. I don't buy the fancy "teacher timers," just the cheap ones. This is similar to the ones I use.

Click above to check it out.

Once you get a timer, run off this center and adapt it for your kiddos' needs.
The directions are easy. Draw a letter card and a word card. Set the timer for three minutes and write as many words as you can that fit the word category AND start with the assigned letter.
Requiring the kiddos to use a certain letter makes them think a little more. If you are just starting a review, you might want to leave the letter card off and just let them write any word that fits the category. Categories include the basic parts of speech, common nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns, collective nouns, contractions, compound words, words with prefixes, words with suffixes, multi syllable words, and more! I also included a few blank cards so you can add the skills you need. 
Once the three minutes is up, students compare their lists with the other players. If a word is used on anyone's list, it is marked off. The winner is the one with the most words that are not marked off.
Be sure to have a dictionary handy so that they can answer their own questions about spelling.

Click on the pic above to get the game.

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  1. These will be great to revise all these English terms. Nothing better to motivate the students than a game! Thank you.

  2. Blessings & peace,
    (¯`v´¯) ★¸.•*¨`*•..¸✿ Melly✿¸.•*¨`*•..¸★

    1. Thanks! You always ROCK activities! :) I don't know why I can't post this morning. :/ Happy Labor Day, friend!