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Comparative Mario  

SUBMITTED BY: Brenton Gettmann

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: My other Mario board game

EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: Comparative/Superlative

EXAMPLE:  This Mario board game is better than my other one.

DATE ADDED: Mar 09, 2011

 

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is essentially a board game that is made to look like the original NES (Famicon) game that has the students practicing comparatives/superlatives.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  •  ComparativeMarioattachments: The attachments include a Game Board (A3 printout), Cards (you'll need to copy/paste the "? box" to cover the whole page. I only provided one box to save on the file size.) and Game Pieces (students can use their own things like erasers and such.)

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. The first student rolls a dice and moves the rolled number of spaces. If they hit a '? box', they take a card and attempt to answer the question. If they cannot answer the question after two tries, they must move back to where they started.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • This template is as flexible as you want it to be. I use this board game as a way to review numerous grammar points with an interesting aesthetic that good and not easily motivated students in JHS all seem to enjoy.
  • I only attached 'comparative and superlative' question cards as a template for you to make your own. I recommend making more than 15 questions because the students will go through the stack pretty quickly. However, you can just have them re-use the cards by shuffling them.

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Make sure groups are self-policing themselves with this activity. They are usually pretty good with doing this though. They don't want there group members to win, so they will second guess their answers which has them thinking in English, too.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • I spent an ungodly amount of time making this boardgame, so I hope you enjoy it.

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