Engage your students and review sentence parts (subjects, predicates, and direct objects), kinds of sentences (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex), and sentence problems (fragment, comma splice, and run-on) with this jeopardy style game.
It’s a great game to play with students after finishing a unit on sentences or as a pre-assessment before moving on to more difficult grammar topics. Furthermore, the teacher can connect the game to literature since the sentences are about famous American authors: Benjamin Franklin, Washington Irving, Kate Chopin, Langston Hughes, and Barbara Kingsolver.
For each round, students read a sentence and must identify the word(s) matching the category; there are five categories: simple subjects, simple predicates, direct objects, kinds of sentences, and sentence problems. The difficulty increases throughout each round as students select higher points. There is also a final jeopardy round where the students must write a compound sentence and underline the subjects and predicates.
To involve everyone in the class, simply put your students in heterogeneous groups for a game with friendly competition. It’s an excellent way to meet the needs of all of your students and reward them for their success.
The power point presentation includes a hidden slide which explains the rules to the teacher at the beginning of the game. Additionally, the answers are provided for each round.
If you and your students like this game, you may be interested in these other grammar games:
Parts of Speech
Expanded Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech Trivia Game Show