Reviewing for tests can be a dreaded chore for both students and teachers -- but it doesn't have to be. Education World has gathered resources to help tired educators liven up review time for everyone. Students will enjoy these review games, and teachers will see the results in improved test scores.
Learn More About Using Review Games to Reinforce Content
Review Games = Learning + Fun
Reviewing for those inevitable end-of-unit tests doesn't have to be tedious for you and boring for your students. Liven up your review lessons -- or reinforce previously taught skills --with one of the five review lessons below:
Reviving Reviews: Refreshing Ideas Students Can't Resist
Is review time a deadly bore for you and your students? Add a little activity to review time and you might be surprised at the fun you have. Games will spice up reviews, revive interest, and ensure retention. This article includes the following five review games:
Spark Interest in Spelling
Each May, students compete in the National Spelling Bee. In most classrooms, however, spelling is a yearlong activity. This Education World archive includes resources for teaching and reviewing spelling words. You'll have students spelling up a s-t-o-r-m!
Quia: The Quintessential Teacher's Helper
Want to motivate students with reviews that are fun and interactive, but you don't have the time or technology background to create online activities? Quia to the rescue! With Quia, teachers can build online games and quizzes with their own content.
Learning Games for Students in Grades 3-5
Education World found ten sites that elementary grade teachers should keep in mind when they're looking for a way to engage students' interest while increasing their knowledge or enhancing their skills.
Popular Games: PowerPoint Templates
In the opening paragraphs of this article, find links to PowerPoint templates you can use to build classroom reviews in popular TV game show formats such as Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Hollywood Squares, and Weakest Link.