Activity

Super Mario Gold Rush

This super simple writing and reading practice game requires and is a great activity for introducing or reviewing vocabulary and phrases.

Submitted by drpowell

April 4, 2021

Estimated time: Flexible

About

This is a simple reading or writing practice game meant to fill in extra class time. On each slide there are 5 sentences or vocabulary words, each assigned a point value of one to five. The luckiest student who selects the sentences that give them the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
This premise is not my own; I heard about a different PPT with the same premise from a friend, but I couldn’t find it so I made my own version. Kudos to the original creator.

Features

  • All 115 Possible Points Combinations
  • Quickly Change Points using Layouts
  • Quickly Add Sentences using Text Placeholders.
  • English and Korean embedded font

Compatibility

Editing and Playing: PowerPoint 2007 and newer
Tested for use on Windows-based computers only. Likely compatible with PowerPoint on MacOS

Required materials

Each student will need
* Paper
* Pencil

How to Play

The Writing Game

  1. Have your students choose one or two of the sentences or vocabulary words shown on the screen and write it in their English Notebooks.
  2. Go through each of the sentences and have your students read the sentence they chose aloud.
  3. Show the number of points assigned to each sentence. Students will keep track of their own points.
  4. The student with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

The Reading Game

  1. Go through each of the sentences and have your students read the sentence they choose aloud.
  2. Show the number of points assigned to each sentence. Students will keep track of their own points.
  3. The student with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

Other Information

This is just one of the many games I created when working as a teacher in South Korea from 2011 to 2017. I was recently asked on my Facebook page to upload my games to this site. I will be gradually adding them as I have time.

If you have questions about how to edit or play this game, feel free to contact me from my Facebook Page at facebook.com/PPTSlideMaster. I will try to answer you as promptly as possible. Links to all my games can be found on this page by clicking the Learn More button or at pptgamedesign.wordpress.com.

About the Font

The font embedded into this file is called Jua, which is available from Google Fonts. I use this font in a majority of my materials. I chose this font because its English characters are more similar to how English writing is taught in Korea than any other font I could find. It is also a Korean font, so I could use Korean if needed. If there is an open license Japanese font that also serves this purpose, please let me know and I will look into embedding it into the versions of my games I upload to this site.

Files:
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  • Super Mario Gold Rush - [DP].pptx (2.86 MB)
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