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Race To Find It!

 

Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities
  • All Subjects

Grade

  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

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Brief Description

In this review game, students race to the board to point out the answers to questions posed by their teacher.

Objectives

Students

  • select the appropriate answer to review questions.
  • follow rules and instructions.
  • display good sportsmanship.

Keywords

review, game, race

Materials Needed

  • review questions and answers
  • chalkboard and chalk

Lesson Plan

In Find It Fast! students not only answer review questions, they must find the answers they seek among many possibilities. The game can be adapted for all subjects in part because all kinds of answers can be used -- numbers, shapes, words, letters, and so on. The game can also be applied at all levels by adjusting the number of questions and answers, their difficulty, the degree of similarity between them.

In preparation for this game, select the subjects for review and create a list of questions with answers. The number of questions will vary according to your preferences and the grade level. You might begin with ten questions and answers, use them, and then start over with a new set of ten, and so on. Write the answers in random order on the chalkboard.

When you are ready to play, divide the students into two teams in lines. Read a question from your list. At your signal, the two students who are first in their lines run to the chalkboard and point to what they believe is the answer to the question. Each player must touch only one answer, and the first player to reach the correct answer earns a point for his team. If neither student chooses the correct answer, read the question again for the next students in line.

Variations

  • Add to the challenge of this game by reusing some answers!
  • When a student is the first to find a correct answer, you may require him or her to explain why it is the appropriate response before a point is awarded, or you could award a second point for an accurate explanation of the proper answer.
  • Pose difficult questions that the students can discuss as a team, with one member of each team in turn "racing" to the correct answer.

    Assessment

    The team with the most points at the completion of the game is the winner.

    Lesson Plan Source

    Education World

    Submitted By

    Cara Bafile

    National Standards

    LANGUAGE ARTS: English
    GRADES K - 12
    NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies
    NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
    NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
    NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
    NL-ENG.K-12.7 Evaluating Data
    NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

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