Reading is the foundational skill upon which all other subjects are built. I explain to my scholars that today we will play a Jeopardy-inspired game to review the reading and language arts vocabulary for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment of Progress (TCAP) test. It is common in our state and district for students to lack grade appropriate vocabulary in order understand grade skills and concepts. I purposefully designed this lesson in order to reinforce TCAP ELA vocabulary so that they have a better understanding of the questions being asked of them on our state's annual TCAP test.
I chose a Jeopardy-inspired game to review the reading and language arts TCAP vocabulary because I have found it to be a fun, engaging, and effective way to review with my scholars. I divide my students into two teams and we begin the game.
Click here to play TCAP ELA Vocabulary Review Game.
We closed the lesson with a reflective quick write. Many of my students wrote about how enhancing their vocabulary through reading and language arts has helped them to express themselves. I want them to understand the importance of using the appropriate ELA vocabulary in order to make themselves clear in conversations and in order for them to clearly comprehend what they read.