Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Fun Way to Review Basic Information

If you're not familiar with the game of Scoot, it's time you learned!  It can be played with any type of task card that would have a quick answer.  (There are other awesome types of task cards for skills that require more time and thinking, but that's not what Scoot is about!)  

Brain research suggests that including movement will help the brain function more efficiently. Scoot has the children moving from place to place, which not only gets the brain going, but it makes the whole thing more fun for the kids! Individual cards are placed throughout the classroom, and the children move from spot to spot, performing the task, recording the answer on their answer sheet, then moving onto the next card in the next part of the room when the teacher calls "Scoot"! After much scooting, the children return to their starting spot.

I've used these with small groups and large groups.  Sometimes you can take a few cards, have a handful of kids scoot through those, and save the rest of the cards in the series for another day.

The kids love Scoot! It's a great way to add fun to a review that can be rather mundane, like parts of speech or vowel sounds.  Yet, these things need to be practiced so these skills are strengthened.

A couple of years ago, I spent some time making several sets of Task Cards that are perfect for Scoot playing. I've spent the last couple of days updating these sets.

First of all, there's my forever freebie, in honor of a young man we lost a couple of years ago. See THIS BLOG POST for more information about why this is a forever freebie.

Social Studies Review: Scoot or Task Cards is a collection of questions on mapping and general Social Studies knowledge.  It can be played as a Scoot game, or just individual task cards. I made it to review end of the year second grade skills, but have heard that it's great review for older children as well!  Click the image below to download this freebie.
Another product in this series, Vocabulary Review: Scoot or Task Cards gives the children vocabulary practice and review with prefixes, suffixes, antonyms and synonyms. (Click image for link.)
Mathematics Review: Scoot or Task Cards reviews time, money, place value, measurement, story problems and fact families. (Click image for link.)
Language Review: Scoot or Task Cards practices parts of speech:  nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. (Click image for link.)
Phonics Review: Scoot or Task Cards practice vowel sounds: short vowels, long vowels, r-controlled vowels, and vowel teams. (Click image for link.)
Science Review: Scoot or Task Cards reviews all sorts of beginning science concepts: five senses, basic biology, chemistry, astronomy, plants, and weather.
Combined Word Work Review: Scoot or Task Cards is a bundled set with the Language, Vocabulary, and Phonics sets. I use these all the time for my Literacy RTI groups! I sometimes play Scoot with a small group, using only a few cards at a time, then going over the cards in a group discussion.  
Finally, I have a set that bundles all 6 sets!  Combined Review- Word Work, Math, Science and Social Studies: Scoot or Task Cards gives you weeks worth of review activities for all subjects! This is a fun way to spend those last few weeks when the children just can't sit still and have lost their attention spans!


14 comments:

  1. I like your short and long vowel word sorts! Great giveaway! Thanks!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  2. I like your Cuisenaire Rods Fact Families. What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I would have to pick: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Holiday-Fluency-Package-378452 I think this would really help my kiddos. carly.kaczmarek@gmail.com

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  4. I love your giveaway and just in time for our sale!! I would love your suffixes packet!! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Suffixes-to-Illustrate-229566 This would be great for my kids, and would be a lot of fun!!

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  5. I would choose either "Adding and Subtracting 10" game or "Suffixes to Illustrate" Lots of great products! lovetoteach2691@gmail.com

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  6. I love the literacy and reading games! I work with older English Language Learners who need these skills!

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  7. Reading Warm up Phrases. Fluency is so important

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  8. I also would love the Reading Warm Up Phrases Combined Set. Thanks!

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  9. This is a great giveaway, thank you!! I would love your Reading Warm Up Phrases :)
    I hope you have a wonderful 2 sale days!

    Laura Love to Teach

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  10. I would probably buyAddition Facts: Brain Compatible. You have so many wonderful items!

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  11. I'd love to snag the Mardi Gras Printables - we have to be in school for Mardi Gras because of the ice storm we had in late January, so anything to make that day extra fun would be great! :)

    Sarah Beth
    Miss White's Classroom

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  12. I would buy your combined word work! Looks like good stuff! jenbrett or jennifer steinacher

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  13. I love all of your warm-up phrases!! My kids read so choppily (is that a word?!) and it drives me nuts!! They would love them!

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