**See Word Part Jeopardy (1)
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This is a realistic-looking version of Jeopardy using PowerPoint. It includes a round of regular Jeopardy with five categories, five questions each, and one daily double. There is also a Final Jeopardy question. It's a great way to get kids to see connections between word parts and the definitions of English words.
It's easy to play--the slides are all linked so you can click anywhere on the game board and it will take you to the right clue. When you're ready to check the answer, click near the words, and then click on the answer to take you back to the game board. Questions you've already answered turn blue, so you'll know which ones are still available. (This update using PowerPoint 2013 should work correctly in all versions of PowerPoint—download and try Word Part Jeopardy 1—see link above—to make sure it works on your computer!)
It does take some time to train the kids, though. I divide my class into groups of three or four to play. Anyone in the group can answer the question. I have my kids shout out their own name if they think they know the answer, that way it's a little easier for me to distinguish who was first. I have another student helper who keeps score on the board and he/she helps me to choose the right student. I don't require answers in the form of a question, but you certainly could. I do deduct points/$ for wrong answers and play the daily double/final Jeopardy just like they do on the show.
I’ve been playing this game for years and over time I’ve made a few adjustments. This update (April 2014) includes a couple of my improvements:
1) Slide 65 is an answer key. I’ve done this slide (and the next two) in black and white so they are easy to print. Print this slide as a full slide and you’ll have a key you can use to evaluate correct answers and to prompt students with hints if they need little encouragement to find their way to the right answer.
2) Slide 66 helps to keep all students involved. Print this slide as a full slide and run copies for each student in the class. Students can record the correct answers on this slide as they play. You might collect it and give them “participation credit” just for turning in a complete chart to demonstrate they have been paying attention.
3) If you want to use these words as part of a vocabulary unit that the students would study (or maybe as a station?), you can also print Slide 67. Give this to students after they have completed Slide 66 so they have the definitions to match the words they filled in on the blank game board. **Hint! Don’t make the same mistake I did the first time I tried this and photocopy this on the back of Slide 66 to save paper! That just gives them all the clues in advance.
The Preview File shows the actual game board for this version so that you can see the word parts that are included in Game #2.
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