Subject Area Lessons

## #2601. Word Wall Jeopardy, 4 Blocks, Reading

4 Blocks, level: Elementary
Posted Wed Jun 5 17:22:32 PDT 2002 by 4 Blocks Mailring ().
Materials Required: Card stock paper, pocket chart
Activity Time: Varies depending upon age
Concepts Taught: High Frequency Word Wall Words

Here's one more fun WW game. I call it Word Wall Jeopardy.

This is how you make one set of cards for one game. Choose 5 WWW that have rhyming patterns and write the words on
cards. Purposely choose words with similar sounds and different spellings or similar spellings and different sounds. Then
choose 5 words that rhyme with each of those. Write them on cards. Then write a brief clue/definition on the back of those
word cards. Next write the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 on 5 cards each. These are the point cards.

Now the set up - Put the 5 WWW in the top pocket of the pocket chart. Beneath each going down the pocket chart, put the 5
cards with words that rhyme with that word WITH THE CLUE FACING OUT. Cover the clue cards with the number cards
putting the 2's across the top row, then the 4's and so on. The clue cards are now hidden behind the number cards. Now the
pocket chart may look like this:

2 2 2 2 2

4 4 4 4 4

6 6 6 6 6

8 8 8 8 8

10 10 10 10 10

Now you play the game like Jeopardy. Split the kids into teams. Each team had one spokesperson and one score keeper who
is given a calculator. They talk in their groups to make decisions, but only the spokesperson can answer. They choose a word
and then a number. Remove the number card and read the clue. For example, the clue card under why #2 may say "the
opposite of ground." After they quess, reveal the other side of the clue, "sky." If they are correct, they get the number of points
on the card. In this case 2. The game continues till all the words are uncovered. The team with the most points wins.

I made 5 sets of this game and used them during the 5 weeks of reviewing the WW after April 15. My kids LOVE this game.
It definitely takes longer to explain than to make!