Quiz Bowl is a FUN and unique way to prepare your students for the ever-anticipated Standardized Testing!
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I am an ELL teacher, so throughout the year we teach grade-level standards. However, for the four weeks before TCAP, we spend our 1-hour per day preparing for TCAP! I chose several standards that my students struggled with and made a PowerPoint of review questions. Then we spend 3 days per week reviewing/re-learning the skills. We spend the final two days playing QUIZ BOWL! You’ll notice the PowerPoint is divided into 8 days.
Our students LOVE quiz bowl. Please feel free to make it your own, but here’s how we play:
MATERIALS & SET UP: Each team will need: a dice, a whiteboard, dry erase marker, a pad of post-its, a pencil, index cards, and a suction cup ball (that sticks to the wall). On the board, we write what each number on the die stands for. You will need this PowerPoint ☺
PLAY: Divide your class into teams. Each team takes turn rolling the dice! The students should roll the dice BEFORE you change to the next slide. Then the games begin! Here’s what each number stands for:
1 – INDIVIDUAL: The student who rolls the dice is responsible for answering the question with no help from their team. If they get it wrong, an INDIVIDUAL (the next player up) from the next team gets a chance to answer.
2 – TEAM DISCUSS: The player who rolls is responsible for reporting an answer, but the student may discuss the answer choices with their team first. The first answer they give is the one I take.
3 – POST IT: The player up from EACH team will race to write the correct answer on their post it. They may have help from their team. The player then RACES to the front of the room and sticks the post it on the board. The first post it up is the first one I look at. If it’s wrong, I move on to the next fastest player. Once the post it is on the board, it cannot be changed.
4 – WHITE BOARDS: The player up from EACH team will race to write the correct answer on their white board. They may have help from their team. The first team who stands up and raises their whiteboard in the air, is the first answer I look at. If it is wrong, I move on to the next fastest player. Once the board is up, the answer cannot be changed.
5 – INDEX CARD: The player up from EACH team will first RUN around their team’s table. THEN they will race to write the correct answer on their index. They may have help from their team. The first team who raises their index card in the air, is the first answer I look at. If it is wrong, I move on to the next fastest player. Once the card is up, the answer cannot be changed.
6 – STICKY BALL: The player up from EACH team quickly discuss the answer with their team. Once they know the answer, they will throw the sticky ball to the whiteboard. The first team to hit the board will IMMEDIATELY give their answer (no time to think/discuss. They must do this before). If the answer is wrong, I move on to the next fastest player.
SCORING: Each correct answer receives ONE point for their team. If a team is able to identify WHY each answer choice is correct or incorrect, they earn an additional point for their team.
WINNING: The team with the most points after an even amount of turns wins!
There are 212 slides (194 Questions).
The following 4th grade standards are addressed:
0401.1.1 Know and use appropriately nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and adverbs.
4.1.09 Use and discern appropriate reference sources
4.1.02 Use parts of text
0401.1.3 Capitalize correctly
0401.1.4 Use correct punctuation at the ends of sentences.
0401.1.5 Demonstrate the correct usage of commas.
0401.1.6 Demonstrate the correct usage of quotation marks.
0401.1.7 Spell correctly.
4.1.spi.6. Determine the problem of a story and recognize its solution.
4.1.spi.20. recognize cause and effect relationships within text.
0401.1.8 Form and spell correctly contractions, plurals, and possessives.
0401.1.9 Abbreviate words correctly.
0401.1.10 Spell correctly academic vocabulary.
0401.1.12 Use appropriate language structure
4.1.tpi.10. Read and recognize various literary genres, including poems, plays, chapter books and textbooks.
0401.1.14 Recognize and edit incomplete sentences and run-on sentences.
0401.1.15 Combine simple sentences into compound sentences. 0401.1.16 Define and recognize synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
0401.1.18 Use a variety of strategies to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
4.1.08 Identifying cause and effect relationships.
4.1.spi.6. determine the problem of a story and recognize its solution.