Learn to identify rhyme, rhythm, and repetition with a poetry Slapjack Game!
Prepare to have fun working with rhyme, rhythm, and repetition with a game of Slapjack!
How to Play Our Poetry Slapjack Card Game
We created this resource for your reading center as an independent practice activity.
- Before the round begins, decide whether the students will look for rhyme, rhythm, or repetition examples.
- For each set of face values, i.e., the 4 Jacks, the examples include 1 rhyme, 1 rhythm, and 2 repetitions.
- The students split the deck in half. They begin making a pile in the middle by laying down a card at the very same time. If either of them has the Jack card that contains the example they are looking for, the first to slap the pile gets all the cards on the table. If a player slaps incorrectly, the other player gets the pile!
- Whoever ends up with the largest number of cards at the end wins!
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
- Support students who need help with these words by pairing them with a partner or playing the game in small groups.
- Challenge fast finishers who already understand the concept to create their own cards using our blank template.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
Before You Download
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This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a teacher in North Carolina and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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