Challenge students to create their own version of the game with a partner! Have students write (or copy) their own stories or paragraphs and intentionally introduce grammatical errors. You may want to specify that there should be a set number of errors, such as 10. Encourage students to recall tricky grammatical rules, perhaps ones you haven’t yet taught the class, in order to make the game more difficult.

Then have students switch papers with their partner and try to find and correct one another’s errors. You can set a timer to add an additional challenge: Can you find and fix all 10 errors in 5 minutes?

If a student finds more than 10 legitimate errors, they can earn bonus points–this will give an extra incentive for students to pay close attention when creating the paragraphs! The partner with the most points when time is up wins the game.

We recommend repeating this activity throughout the school year. As you teach each grammar skill, show the related movie on BrainPOP, have students play the Quill game, and then invite students to create their own version of the game for a partner.

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