SENTENCE JUMBLE

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Name of Game:

Sentence Jumble

Target Students:

Elementary School

Middle School

Duration:

30-45 minutes

Number of Students:

Any

English Skills:

Grammar

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Objective:

Review sentence structures and verb tenses

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Make a series of sentences, three more than the number of teams in your class
  2. Print the sentences in large text
  3. Cut each sentence into separate words
  4. Put each sentence into its separate envelopes
  5. Number each envelope with a marker

Instructions:

  1. Diving the class into pairs or small groups
  2. Give each team one envelope
  3. Students arrange the words into a correct sentence, copy it into their notebooks, and put words back into envelope
  4. When finished, students say the sentence, show their notebooks, and bring their envelope to the teacher
  5. If sentence is not correct, they go back and fix the error
  6. If sentence is correct, they can swap their envelope for a new one with a different sentence
  7. The first team to unscramble all of the sentences is the winner

Variations

  • Use easy sentences for less advanced students
  • Use more complex sentences for more advanced students

Notes

This game is a sure success with any level or age group