Using games in the classroom can be an easy way to motivate students to review numerous concepts in ELA. To round out April’s four-part series discussing engagement in the classroom, Caitlin and Jessica share details about two of their favorite games to use with students. While these games are both easy to prep and fun, they also provide valuable review time for your learners as the school year winds down.
Tune in now to hear:
- [:47] Caitlin opens by reminding teachers to listen to the last three episodes where she and Jessica discuss three different projects that are sure to engage your students during the last few months of the school year.
- [1:38] Today’s episode will focus on easy-to-implement games that you can use to review a variety of standards with your students.
- [2:05] Jessica reminds EB Teachers that these games are available as resources in their EB dashboard.
- [2:20] Language Lists is the first game Caitlin describes. It’s a great way to review multiple concepts students have learned in ELA throughout the school year.
- [4:20] Jessica details how she used Language Lists in her own classroom, increasing the difficulty throughout the game for her students.
- [4:48] There are a multitude of categories you could choose from to play Language Lists, but Jessica offers the following list to get you started:
- Figurative language: similes, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, alliteration, etc.
- Grammar concepts: verbals, gerunds, parts of speech, etc.
- Mood and tone words
- Literary terms
- [5:59] The next game Jessica and Caitlin describe for listeners is called Reading Rhombus.
- [8:15] Jessica shares an example of how Reading Rhombus could work in your classroom.
- [10:51] As with many EB resources and activities, this game can be rinsed and repeated in your classroom to review different categories and ELA concepts.
- [12:03] Caitlin shares exciting news about upcoming professional development courses that will be happening in June and July at EB Academics!
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