Several years ago when I was working in a middle school (4th-8th graders) I found myself B O R E D in my therapy sessions. If I was bored, I am SURE my students were too, so I started getting more creative in my sessions. In addition, I was needing activities that would target MANY DIFFERENT goals at once! Antonyms! Synonyms! Grammar! Following directions! Social skills!
And then it hit me. Jeopardy!
In Jeopardy, there are many different categories of questions, which was essentially what I was looking for. So I made myself a Jeopardy board and let me tell you, my students LOVE IT!! What I do, is develop categories of questions based on my student’s goals. For example, I had some kids working on parts of speech, categories, and social/pragmatic skills. So I made up 5 questions under different categories and typed them up. I also included a topic of interest for one of my students with Asperger’s syndrome (spiders) to help motivate the child to participate. It worked!! She was THRILLED to see that as a topic!
So I searched and searched my portable hard drive and FINALLY found the file so that I could share it with you all!
What you will need:
- Card stock
Here is what you do:
- Print out the two pages on card stock
- Cut out all the $$ rectangles
- Laminate the main board and all the $$ rectangles
- Cut out all the the $$ rectangles from the laminating film
- Attach each $$ rectangle to the main board with Velcro.
- Write categories on the board at the top of each column with dry erase marker (or, use post its like in my picture)
- Come up with questions for every $$ and write them down
- Have your students pick a question based on its $$ value…when they answer it remove the $$ rectangle from the board. Have the kids keep track of their scores on scrap paper.
That’s it! Grab your copy for FREE right HERE! ENJOY!