Play a game of Subject-Verb Stomp! to engage your learners and build better sentence-writing skills.
Subject-Verb Agreement Games Make Grammar Fun!
Learning grammar is usually not a student’s ‘go-to’ activity! However, once you gamify the teaching of a concept, you’re more likely to have enthusiastic participants. With this Subject–Verb Stomp! game, students practise building sentences with correct subject-verb agreement while moving around the board in a race to the finish line.
This board game contains 27 cards for quick and easy setup. The game would be an ideal English Groups Activity, or alternatively, the cards could be pulled out individually and used as a quiz for quick revision at the end of an English lesson. The game cards include sentences with the following verb choices:
Students choose a game piece and set up a paperclip/pencil spinner to play. Each player spins the spinner and moves their game piece forward that many spaces. Once on their spot, they must choose a card the same colour as their landing spot. If they answer correctly, they remain in their place. If they answer incorrectly, they must return to their previous position. The first student to the finish line is the winner.
Through playing games such as this, your students will gain confidence in applying subject-verb agreement knowledge to their own writing.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your English lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
- Students can work in pairs to support one another’s learning on this resource.
- Provide access to previous assignments and posters or anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
- Using the Google Slides version of this resource, students can create their own game cards to add!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.
Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
This resource was created by Kirstin Sowers, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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