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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 games below! A fun -- and educational -- time will be had by all! Included: Five games students will love and learn from!

Practice makes perfect, "they" say -- and there's more than a hint of truth to that old adage. 'Review and reinforcement' is a proven strategy for helping students retain important skills they might not use every day. Regular 'review and reinforcement' helps solidify those skills, so students can draw on them readily when test time rolls around. And there any classroom activity quite as tedious sounding as 'review and reinforcement?'

More Classroom Fun

Looking for more fun classroom ideas? Check out these articles from Education World's Lesson Planning archive.
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* Spotlight on Spelling
* Reviving Reviews: Refreshing Ideas Students Can't Resist
* Reading Fun
* Math Fun (Volume 2)
* Better Book Reports: 25 More Ideas
* Mystery State Game Tests Students' Knowledge of 50 States
* Phone Book Math
* We've Got News for You! (News Activities, That Is)
* More 'Write' Stuff
* Don't Waste a Minute: Quick-Tivities for Awkward Moments
* Rock or Feather: A Critical-Thinking Activity
* Harry Potter Haiku

Review and reinforcement need not be as tedious as they sound, however; teachers have found a number of ways to add some excitement to those dreaded classroom reviews. This week, Education World provides


Click each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Appropriate grade levels for each lesson appear in parentheses.)

Friendly Feud
Adapt the "Family Feud" TV game to reinforce any subject or skill. (Grades K-12)

Tic-Tac-Toe, What Do You Know?
Students win Xs and Os as they review knowledge and reinforce skills. (Grades K-12)

Around-the-Room Review
Students ask and answer questions in this around-the-room review. (Grades 3-12)

Will the Winners Lose?
In this review and reinforcement game, negative scoring means even the winners could lose! (Grades K-12)

My Very-Own-Personal-Private-Whiteboard Review
Individual whiteboards engage students and stimulate learning. (Grades PreK-12)


Following are some Web sites that will help you spice up your review and reinforcement activities: