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Text Structure can be FUN for you to teach and for students to learn with this highly engaging Text Structure Game Show PowerPoint activity! This game will make the skill of practicing text structure something students are EXCITED to do! My class CHEERS when they see this game in the plans. PERFECT for review!
☆Put students in up to 6 groups to play this Jeopardy style game! Review days can be dull and kids just don't always put forth their best effort. But if you tell them that they will play a FUN review game to test their new knowledge, they will make sure to be listening to your every word and working hard to get the point for their team!
Features of the Game
✔ 25 Question Slides: various questions reviewing text structure in categories such as: definitions, clue words, titles, graphic organizers, and passages
✔ 25 Answer Slides: answers to the 25 question slides that link from each question to the answer.
✔ Game Board Slide: all question categories and amounts (click to go to a question and amounts will disappear as they are used)
✔ Scoreboard Slide: track points for each team with a WORKING SCOREBOARD!
✔ Buttons on EVERY SLIDE that will take you back to the game board or scoreboard.
✔ Reset Page buttons on the scoreboard and game board.
☆PLEASE NOTE: You WILL NEED to enable macros for the presentation to work correctly. Instructions are included. Most computers ask you right when you open the file so it's super easy. If it doesn't, just follow the instructions in the "Instructions" PDF file included in the download.
☆This is a POWERPOINT file and can be used on any computer with Powerpoint. I have an interactive whiteboard and display it on that with no problems. Students love to come up and click on the categories! This file is NOT EDITABLE.
The categories and questions included are as follows:
DEFINITIONS: questions consist of definitions of the 5 types of text structure and students must state the type. (description, cause & effect, compare & contrast, problem & solution, and chronological order/sequence)
CLUE WORDS: questions consist of clue words for each type of text structure and students must state the correct type.
TITLES: questions consist of fictitious titles for books or articles and students must say which type of text structure they would be.
EXAMPLES: questions consist examples of graphic organizers filled out and students must identify the type of text structure the information came from.
PASSAGES: questions consist of a passage for each type of text structure and students must identify the correct type.
☆Please, if you have any issues or problems after purchase, I have included my email to contact me so that I can help you get this FUN and ENGAGING game started in your classroom!
★Options for Use★
I play this game a little differently. I like to have all students ENGAGED and REVIEWING every question. So, I do this by having them answer every question. One team chooses the category and amount. EVERYONE answers the questions with their groups and records their answer on their whiteboards. The team, whose turn it is, show me their answer and if correct, I award them the points. If incorrect, any team that has the correct answer can go for the steal and get the points for that question. Then the next team gets to choose the category and points.
MAC USERS PLEASE NOTE: Please test it out BEFORE you buy!
→Please test to make sure this game works on your computer by downloading the Sample Game Show Test File! ***Click here to do that*** There seems to be an issue with buttons working correctly only with the MAC version of the most recent update to PowerPoint. So let me help make sure that it will work properly on your computer before you buy. Try the sample file and email me at email@example.com if you have any issues. Thanks so much.
→PowerPoint version 2008 for MAC does NOT support the use of macros which is what this presentation uses to make the scoreboard and game board work. Please visit this site to see how to check this, if you are not sure.
→Please do not purchase unless you are ok with adding 3 fonts to your computer. Mac Powerpoint will not allow the fonts to be embedded. Instructions are included and I do tell you where to grab the fonts.
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