Help Build Listening Skills: Sentence Tic-Tac-Toe

This unique game gives children a chance to test and develop their knowledge of sentence parts. Players also develop social skills when they work cooperatively together to determine the correct answer.

What this activity will develop:
Listening, language and social skills

What you'll need:
• Strips of paper
• Marker
• Chalkboard and chalk

Game leader
6 to 20 players

Rules of play:
1. Players divide into two teams. One team is the X team and the other one is the 0 team.

2. One player from a team draws a sentence strip.

3. The player reads the sentence aloud and names the part of speech for the underlined word. The game leader checks the master list to see if the player is correct.

4. If the player is correct, he or she puts an X or an 0 on a square of the grid. If the player is incorrect, the team doesn't get to mark a space on the grid.

5. The first player of the next team then draws a sentence strip. Play continues until one team has made tic-tac-toe.

Sentence List:
1. The trapeze artist swung back and forth. (verb)
2. You can make a beautiful bowl. (adjective)
3. Your best friend will like it. (noun)
4. Carrie is the best pitcher on the team.(adjective)
5. A sea otter floats peacefully. (adverb)
6. The clanging alarm woke me up. (noun)
7. Six acrobats tumbled across the stage. (verb)
8. 1 drank a glass of cool water. (noun)
9. Rory ran quickly through the field. (adverb)
10. Trish squeezed the juicy orange. (adjective)

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