Connotation and Grammar Review Competition

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Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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132 pages
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This close reading, grammar, and writing review game will engage your students as they critically think about sentence structure, nuances of word connotations, and clear, concise writing. Originally designed for use as a final exam review for my 10th grade students, this is suitable for use with grades 9-12 as a way to help students critically think and apply their skills.

Skills Covered:

Close Reading: Connotation/Denotation
Grammar/Punctuation: Essential vs. Non-Essential Clauses, Dependent Clauses, Parallel Structure, Sentence Fragments, Run-Ons (Comma Splice), Commas (phrases and clauses), Apostrophes, Who vs. Whom, Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Writing/Style: Imagery, Metaphor vs. Simile, Elimination of Clichés

Here’s what you’ll receive in this resource:

Single-Prompt Game with one prompt per slide (37 Google Slides) so that students can complete individually or with a partner or table group.
Single-Prompt Answer Key (37 Google Slides) so that you have answers readily available for this game format.
Double-Prompt Game with two prompts per slide (26 Google Slides) so that you can play this as a whole-class team game.
Double-Prompt Answer Key (26 Google Slides) so that you have answers readily available for this game format.
Product Link and Teacher Note (2 Pages)
Digital “Getting Started” Guide (2 Pages) so that you’re able to swiftly make your own copy of this digital product.
Digital “FAQ” Guide (2 Pages) provides detailed answers to common digital resource questions!

This resource is helpful for:
★ Teachers who are looking to save time with ready-made resources.
★ Teachers who are looking for a fun and engaging way to teach and/or review grammar skills.

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Total Pages
132 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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