Sunday, February 24, 2013

Grammar Jeopardy Pack-No Fuss!

If you're like me, by this time into the year, it's crazy IEP season. This means I'm tired...My dog Toto Bear perfectly demonstrates what I feel like these days. (This was taken on the day we had new carpet installed in our house-obviously, he is thrilled!)



It gets worse. Last night I dreamt about a forgotten IEP. You know the type-when you wake up in a sweat and it takes 10 minutes of reassuring yourself it was just a dream, there really wasn't a late IEP. Whew! It's starting to get to me a little!

Anyways, the last thing I'm thinking about right now is cutting out more cards for therapy, laminating them and then cutting them out again. 

That's why I created this new Jeopardy Grammar Pack



This unit is jam-packed with visuals, 



quick-print worksheets,  


and a 60 Question Jeopardy Grammar Game


With this super-simple game, you download a Read-Only PowerPoint and allow students to see it on your computer. Students choose which category and amount they want (the questions become harder as the amount increases). Once pressed, they are taken to a screen with a question:



Once they answer, you simply press the "Home" button to be taken back to the main screen. I keep score on a post-it note by my desk. 

No cutting. No laminating. No fuss. 

This unit is "spring-themed" because I usually review these skills the week before spring break. 

I'd love to know what you think- Comment below if you like the idea of no-fuss materials, along with your email. I'll send this Grammar Pack out to three lucky commenters!

*Update-I just experimented using it on my iPad-it works! Now you can play Jeopardy and practice grammar skills on your iPad!

45 comments:

  1. LOVE this idea! I've had to replace the blade on my paper cutter twice in just three months. I'll be graduating soon and don't have a TON of materials so this would be fantastic for days when I'm short on time! Your materials always look so neat and put together. Thanks for the idea!! :)

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  2. I love this idea. I actually played inference jeopardy with my kiddos last week. I found the game online and we played using my iPad.

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  3. So cute! My kiddos loveee Jeopardy! They are so competitive!

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  4. This is great! Easy activities are always the best! Thanks for the giveaway! speechymusings@gmail.com

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  5. This is great! So nice to not have to print, cut, laminate and re-cut as well as not spend money on ink (since my district doesn't have a color printer)! Thanks for offering a giveaway! jkiekhoefer1@gmail.com

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  6. Very cute! I have played Jeopardy using social skills and they loved it. I have been finding research and went to an inservice that talks about how we need to create fun, engaging and game-like activities for facilitating meaningful language development. This would be perfect!

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  7. I have created something similar but mine requires cutting out...

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  8. i see no fuss materials as the greatest thing ever. It's less i have to carry since i already have to have my computer.

    Bdo508@aol.com

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  9. I am getting mine in the final stages to put on TPT ... It will have 6 to 8 categories...

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  10. Love it! Grammar review and a Jeopardy game for the computer - AWESOME! Would love to win. smweimer11@msn.com

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  11. This is lovely! Especially as I have been a laminating queen this weekend. 200 sheets of lamination since yesterday and cutting! Whew!

    cpnass@gmail.com

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  12. As a newbie in the field, I don't mind laminating and cutting to build my stock of materials, but it is ALWAYS nice and appreciated when there is less prep time involved. Yay!

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  13. Love this! I love TPT materials but I feel like I have been cutting and laminating my life away lately. Would love to win this! Mary(dot)hollowell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. love this!!! im currently student teaching and feel like I am trying to get all the resources I possibly can for the students I'll be teaching! I am swamped and feel like all I've doing is cutting and laminating and not sleeping! This looks great!! runsforhope (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. As an instructor, I love to direct my students and graduate clinicians to blogs and TPT, but now, my youngest just decided to major in CDS and I would like to start a "materials mountain" for her (which I think could become a great party idea--have your guests buy TPT certs for the grad of honor.) sorry-deleted first post because I forgot the most important part--thank you for sharing your compassion, creativity, and love for the field.

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  18. I love this activity, especially because I don't have to cut/laminate everything! My students will love this!

    Erinm.finn@gmail.com

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  19. Yes!!! And thank you!! I love all the awesome activities I've gotten from TpT in the past couple months but I (and my significant others, cats included) have grown wary of laminating and cutting. What a fun, great, no-fuss way to target grammar. Love the inclusion of Jeopardy. Thanks!! maria.wellman@gmail.com

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    2. I used the Jeopardy game today in therapy - because a) as you said, no planning needed! and b) it rained all day! Turned a rainy day into a fun day! I love this. It's a staple. Again, thanks so much!! :)

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  20. I love this! My students love Jeopardy. I love having something I don't have to laminate and cut!

    amy.carlton78@gmail.com

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  21. My kids would love this! and I would love not having to cut it out (especially since I have severe carpal tunnel that hasn't resolved even after 2 surgeries.) I've added it to my wish list. If I win, please contact me on Facebook @ Teach Beyond Speech Therapy as I don't want to post my email address. :) Thanks again!

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  22. Woo Hoo! No cutting - love it!

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  23. Love it. My students love games!

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  24. This looks amazing!! And much needed for this time of the year. Thanks! atimchula715 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. This looks perfect - and for groups, love it! It's also so refreshing because we are coming up on the end (ish) of the school year, and so my referrals are starting to roll in as well! Teachers and parents want their kids assessed before the 60 day window closes. This will be lovely - thanks!

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  26. This sounds awesome! My kiddos would love this game ~ they love Jeopardy! I would love a new activity that doesn't involve laminating and cutting. :)

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  27. Nicole,

    You're activities are always so engaging, thorough and high quality. I love ready to go activities like this one and Jeopardy is a fun way to spice up therapy :) I'd love to win a copy if it's not too late! My email is mayagamez@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  28. I love an activity that's ready to go, not to mention saving on all the ink cost!

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  29. I need this in my life! Nothing to print! :) fair2284@yahoo.com

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  30. Love this...and not having to cut anything out!!! Long time Jeopardy fan! Rose {www.speechsnacks.com} :) rokesting@verizon.net

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  31. Wow! With so many great comments, I can't just pick 3! I'll be sending this packet out to 7 lucky commenters! Thanks for reading!

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  32. This looks great! I can't wait to get this. When I worked at a middle school, I created several jeopardy games for my students. I had to load the templates on a game cartridge and then we used a tv with clickers. They loved it. I like the idea of keeping it fun and simple by using it on an I Pad or laptop.

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