My 5th graders loved this.
It's called KABOOM! I adapted to fit a 4 types of sentences review from here
I cut sentences from the worksheets I was going to give & added a KABOOM label to my basket.
Have equal sized groups (we had 4 & each student in the group had a letter. i.e. Group 1 was 1A, 1B, 1C...).
All the A's would come & pick a strip, read aloud & name the type of sentence with no help one at a time. If done correctly 5 points go to their team & to the JACKPOT. If done incorrectly no points nowhere & strips goes back in.
Add 4 KABOOM strips & 1 JACKPOT strip.
If you choose the KABOOM strip, all of your points will be subtracted from the team & added to the JACKPOT.
If you choose the JACKPOT strip, you have to chose a sentence strip, read & answer correctly with no help & then you'll earn all of the points in the Jackpot at that point.
We played for 4 straight days during transition times & when work was finished early. Then had a formal test the 5th day.
TIPS: Have enough sentences to add new ones each day. When a KABOOM strip has been chosen everyone has to shout KABOOM as you erase the points. Same with JACKPOT. Our motto with games like this is "A quick game is a good game!" When JACKPOT has been won, hold off for a while before adding back in. Never let the KABOOMs run out.
It's hilarious watching them sweat, hoping & wishing not to get a KABOOM strip & then anticipating the next round to redeem themselves.
CHALLENGE: Have some sentences with no punctuation. When these are chosen the teams can earn bonus points for giving the correct punctuation mark after categorizing.
Hope it all makes sense.