My class CHEERS when they see this game in the plans. Students will be listening to your every word as they work hard to earn points for their team. It’s a win-win for you and your students: you have a no-prep activity that practices important standards and kids will have FUN and be challenged to use higher-level thinking skills as they move their way through the scaffolded questions and categories!
★ Get this as part of the ELA ALL ACCESS Game Show Bundle by clicking here!
☆ Game Features ☆
- 25 Question Slides: various Mardi Gras themed passages and questions reviewing a variety of ELA skills in different ways
- 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
- Printable Passages in PDF: Easily print out the passages so your students can have a copy to work with
☆ PLEASE NOTE ☆
You must have Powerpoint installed on your computer OR access to Google Slides in order to use this resource.
- Versions included with this resource:
- PowerPoint file WITH Macros (working gameboard and scoreboard) *Recommended*
- Google version (Track your own questions used and points)
- Teacher’s manual is included.
- This file is NOT EDITABLE.
*Due to the technical nature of this resource, you may test out the PowerPoint version before you buy to see if your computer and your version of Powerpoint can handle the games! Download the Sample Game Show Test File! ***Click here to do that***
☆ Game Categories and Question Types for Mardi Gras Reading Review Game Show ☆
(See the preview to check out every question)
- STORY STRUCTURE: students are given a passage and must answer questions about the plot
- FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: students are given a passage with a variety of figurative language in it and they must answer a question about it
- TEXT STRUCTURE: students are given a passage and they must determine the text structure used
- AUTHOR’S PURPOSE: students are given a passage and must determine the author’s purpose
- VOCABULARY: students are given a passage with a challenging vocabulary word and they must answer a question about it…synonyms, antonyms, multiple-meaning words, affixes, and context clues are all used.
☆ Options for Use ☆
- Learning Centers/Small Groups: Set up a device for students to play the game
- Test Prep Activity: Use any time of year to prepare for unit tests or state tests. Great for spiraling content throughout the year.
- Virtual Learning: Share your screen with students and view the game
- Whole Group Assessment/Review: Display the game on a large screen and put students into groups *see below
I play this game a little differently when in whole group. I like to have all students ENGAGED and REVIEWING every question. So, I do this by having each team answer every question. Here’s how it goes:
- Divide students into groups of up to six teams.
- 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 shows me their answer. 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.
☆ ZIP FILES ☆
You will receive the resource in a zip file. Click HERE for helpful tips to download and access zip files.
If you have any issues or problems after purchase, please email me at [email protected]. I would love to help you get this FUN and ENGAGING game started in your classroom!
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As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet is strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.’=
Please purchase one license for each teacher using these resources. If you would like to contact me about pricing on a license for an ENTIRE school, county, or district, please email me at [email protected]