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This is a Jeopardy-like game that is a good way to remind students of the important basics before the FSA Writing test. You can also use it as a review after any writing unit!
The main file is a 31-slide power point file. Basically, the first slide is similar to the Jeopardy screen: 6 categories and 5 questions under each category - with points ranging from 100 to 500. Use your mouse to select a point value square under a category, and you are instantly taken to the corresponding question slide (without leaving presentation mode). Each question slide includes an "answer key" that is activated on a mouse click, and an easy-to-use home button that takes you back to the main category page. Once a question is asked, its square disappears (just like actual Jeopardy!).
* Every suggested thesis statement includes colon usage. My awesome reading coach taught us this trick: if there's a correctly used colon in the thesis statement, the readers are more likely to think that the student can used advanced sentence structure ;)
**I teach my students that there are 5 things you need to do in order to earn a passing score - the last question in this category asks students to parrot those things. If you have low writers, I recommend that you send them home with this list to memorize before the test!