Student-Created Review Games
To review for upcoming STAR assessment (the California standardized test), we have students create their own review games that can be played by others. This allows students to review the content as they create the game, and then review it again as they play games. I place students into groups of 3-4 to work on this project as a group. The requirements are:
1. Students must pull questions from previous study guides or “rock” (important) standards.
2. They must decorate their game board (I provide board games for them or they are welcome to create their own).
3. They must have cards for their games with questions and answers. Each student is responsible for 10 (or more/less at your discretion) questions and answers.
4. Students must have an answer key (I require it to be typed so I can check it for accuracy).
5. Students must make or bring game pieces (or teacher can provide).
6. They must have directions for the game (again, I require this to be typed so I can check).
Once students turn in their games, I check the logic of the game and their answer key. Then, we take turns playing one another’s games in small groups as a review for the test. The students always love creating the games and are more invested in playing them since they help create them in the first place!