Animal Parade: Parts of Speech Game
Category Description for Last One Standing Language Arts Games
In this case, the exception rules! At least, the exception wins the hand. Each game has 40 sets of five cards. Four of them are parts of pairs; one is “left standing”. Two game variations are suggested in the instructions, depending on the number of players (from 2-5). The first has players receiving one card each then reading their card aloud in turn. The winner of the set is the player who doesn’t have a match. The second variation has the five cards turned upright for all players to see. The first to correctly spot the “loner” card wins the set. I think the second variation provides more practice and could even be used by a single student for skill reinforcement. Night Knights’ sets consist of a pair of homophones, two sentences with blanks that they could properly be used in, and one “stray” sentence (as an extension, let your child match the correct usage first). In Cat & Mouse, idioms are rightfully matched to their meanings while the remaining phrase (either an idiom or explanation) has no match (but let them supply one!). Antonyms and Synonyms is similar, providing two pairs of similar or opposite meaning words and one unrelated word. Animal Parade presents words to match to parts of speech, along with one that doesn’t fit (but make ‘em tell you what the correct part of speech would be). All games provide fun, focused, fast-paced practice and a pleasant break from book work.