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Grammar Games

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Paintbox Word class game
Paintbox is a quiet, introductory, word class game, where words have to be colored according to their word class. The colors used have been inspired by existing class room traditions in several European countries.is a quiet, introductory, word class game, where words have to be colored according to their word class. The colors used have been inspired by existing class room traditions in several European countries.
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Shooting Gallery Word class game
Shooting Gallery is a fast paced word class game which focuses on one word class at the time that is selected at random from a player controlled set of categories. Words of the correct word class must be shot out of the rolling sentence. The game will, as Wordfall, typically be used after Paintbox but before Labyrinth. The game has flexible levels of difficulty, high score tables, and an evaluation with tailored exercises.

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Wordfall Word class game
Wordfall is a fast, Tetris-style word class game, where word have to be guided into appropriate word class boxes. Flexible levels, a crushing brick wall and tailor made, result based variations add to the game’s appeal.

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Labyrinth Word class game
Labyrinth is VISL’s fastest word class game. All word classes have to handled at the same time, and the player must find his way through the maze with a vicious ghost on his heels. The game will typically be used after Paintbox and WordFall, and can be introduced together with the first syntactic exercises.

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PostOffice Syntax game
Post office is a quiet syntax game. Words have to be stamped for subject or object function etc., using the famous Danish cross & circle system. The game is ideal at the introductory level, since its word based analysis is closer to meaning structure than the more abstract tree structures.

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SynTris Syntax game
Syntris is a fast, Tetris-style function game addressing syntactic issues. However, unlike in a full tree analysis, ready made constituent chunks (“bricks”) are provided, so the player can concentrate on identifying functions (subject, object etc.), rather than grouping words into constituents.

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SpaceRescue Syntax game
Space rescue is a complex syntax game, where players have to assemble sentence constituents and label them for function. Analyses are “top-down”, so all words in a constituent have to be “shot” before they can be assigned circle and cross symbols by a rescue ship. This is a complex syntax game and will be used after PostOffice and Syntris.

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BalloonRide Morphological game
Balloon ride is a quiet morphology game, where one has to ”land” hot air balloons by filling ballast into their gondolas. The balloons are words in a sentence, and the ballast consists of inflexion features like gender, number and tense. The complexity of this game is highly language dependent. Only categories actually used in the sentence are shown.
 


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