I am not fan of game shows but I found this one perfect to make my students make questions. A bit difficult to do naturally.
According to Wikipedia (Please Donate to the website), Jeopardy! is a game show which features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form.
For my students I made series of answers or clues from them to write the question using mini white boards that I made last year. I used 4 main categories: movies, music, literature and grammar (related to today’s class).
Some answers were:
- Demigod, son of Poseidon = Who is Percy Jackson?
- Duet by Shakira and Rihana = What is Can’t Remember to Forget You?
- Firebolt = What is the name Harry Potter’s broom?
- Eating = What is a gerund?
They had a blast and used this activity for over a month. At sometimes, the feeling of competition was thick on the air. I almost had to separate two teams before they went at each others’ throats.
You can be more creative using a board like this one.
If you have more time and a video projector in your classroom, you can use powerpoint.
If you don’t know how to use powerpoint, I found this webpage to make one easy. Check it out in https://www.superteachertools.net/jeopardyx/