Make “outburst” cards, using 3- by-5-inch cards. Print at the top of each card the name of a character from a current or previous lesson. Below the name list five things that character did. Divide the class into teams. Tell the first team the name of the character on the first card. They have one minute to guess the items on the list. The children may name things the character did that are not on the list, but on the list.
Write a key review sentence on the board. Have the children read the sentence in unison. Choose one child to come forward and erase one word. Then have the children repeat the statement. Continue, choosing different children to each erase a word and have the class repeat the statement until the entire statement is erased.
Buy a pack of colored index cards. These usually come in four colors. Write each sentence (or sentences) of the review paragraph on one index card. Make one entire set of the sentence(s) out of each color of index cards. Hide the cards throughout the room. You may hide 4 different colored cards, each with the same sentence(s) on them, in the same place. Divide the class into four teams (or as many teams as colors). Assign each team a color. Let the children search for their key sentence(s) cards. When they find cards of another color, they are to leave them alone and only take cards of their own color. The children must stay together as a group. When one team has all the sentences of the review paragraph, they must put them in the correct order and read the review paragraph in unison.
Tape numbers divisible by five to the bottom of several large plastic tumblers. Set the tumblers close together in a box on the floor. Alternating teams, ask oneteam member a session review question. If he answers the questioncorrectly, he may toss a token, such as a button or a Ping-Pong ball into the box of tumblers.If the token lands in a tumbler,his team gets the number ofpoints designated on the bottom of the tumber. The team with the most points wins.
Write out several review sentences related to the lesson on slips of paper. Cut each statement in half. Give each child half a sentence and have him find the person with the other half of his review sentence. When all children have found a partner, let each pair read their review sentence aloud to the group.
Choose a portion of text that has been taught. Children can work individually or in small groups. Give each child or group paper and pencils. List on the board items that children should find in the portion of the text. Have them try to find as many as they can within 5 minutes.Examples: Find a place mentioned. Find three people mentioned. Find a direction given. Find three objects mentioned. Find a word that describes the main character. After the time is up, review the answers. The child or group with the most correct answers wins.