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Playing Jeopardy as a post-reading activity
« on: December 07, 2006, 12:54:09 AM »

Students always love it when at least one of the post-reading activities (as any other activities) is playing a game. One of such post-reading activities is playing a game called ?Jeopardy?. It is a game that can be designed to review the classroom material. This is when an instructor also can draw students? attention to something specific by emphasizing that aspect of the class material in the Jeopardy. For students, this is a fun opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension.
As it is usually advised, the instructor should decide in advance on a prize for the winning team. Then, the instructor should divide the class into teams and provide each team with some sort of buzzer. The instructor should carefully explain the rules. It may be the case that native English-speaking teachers do not provide the students with detailed explanations about the rules because they know this game very well themselves and implicitly assume it is something that everybody is familiar with to some extent. The rules vary, and there can be a number of alternatives. In the following website there are specifications of this activity and some files with the sample Jeopardy.

For those who want to try this out in their classes, I am attaching the blank Jeopardy template (which was caringly given to me by Beth Hennes long time ago).