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PSSA Vocabulary Jeopardy Game
PSSA Vocabulary Jeopardy General Literary Devices Analysis Open Ended Nonfiction Genres Q $100 Q $200 Q $300 Q $400 Q $500 Q $100 Q $200 Q $300 Q $400 Q $500 Final Jeopardy
$100 General PSSA Terms A person who tells a story or gives an account of what happened
$100 Answer from PSSA Terms What is the narrator?
$200 General PSSA Terms A segment of a written work or speech
$200 Answer from PSSA Terms What is passage?
$300 General PSSA Terms The way in which a character views the situation
$300 Answer from PSSA Terms What is point of view?
$400 General PSSA Terms The author’s central thought; the topic sentence of a paragraph
$400 Answer from PSSA Terms What is main idea?
$500 General PSSA Terms The solution to a problem; Where the conflict is resolved
$500 Answer from PSSA Terms What is resolution?
$100 Nonfiction Genre Nonfiction written to convey information. Ex. Brochures, directions, manuals, news reports, etc.
$100 Answer from Nonfiction Genres What is informational text?
$200 Nonfiction Genre Nonfiction text that teaches or instructs Ex: How to, recipe
$200 Answer from Nonfiction Genres What is instructional?
$300 Nonfiction Genre The story of a person’s entire life written by himself or herself
$300 Answer from Nonfiction Genres What is an autobiography?
$400 Nonfiction Genre The story of a person’s life written by someone other than the subject
$400 Answer from Nonfiction Genres What is a biography?
$500 Nonfiction Genre Text that conveys a true story of of a single event or events of one self’s life rather than about the person’s entire life - includes dialogue
$500 Answer from Nonfiction Genres What is a personal narrative?
$100 Text Analysis One of two or more words that have the same or nearly identical meanings
$100 Answer from Text Analysis What is a synomym?
$200 Text Analysis Drawing conclusions by examining clues from the text
$200 Answer from Text Analysis What is an inference?
$300 Text Analysis A broad statement that applies to many different situations. Ex: 6 th graders always leave a mess at their lunch tables
$300 Answer from Text Analysis What is a generalization?
$400 Text Analysis A statement you can prove to be true.
$400 Answer from Text Analysis What is a fact?
$500 Text Analysis A statement that cannot be proven or a statement someone believes to be true about something
$500 Answer from Text Analysis What is an opinion?
$100 Open-Ended Terms The moral of the story
$100 Answer from Open-Ended What is theme?
$200 Open-Ended Terms The reason an author writes a passage Ex: to entertain, persuade, or inform
$200 Answer from Open-Ended What is author’s purpose?
$300 Open-Ended Terms The events that lead to the climax
$300 Answer from Open-Ended What is rising action?
$400 Open-Ended Terms Drawing conclusions from clues and facts found in the story
$400 Answer from Open-Ended What is climax?
$500 Open-Ended Terms The method an author uses to reveal characters and their personalities
$500 Answer from Open-Ended What is characterization? or What is character traits?
$100 Literary Devices A comparison between 2 things using like or as Ex: The baby was as cute as a button.
$100 Answer Literary Devices What is a simile?
$200 Literary Devices A direct comparison between 2 unlike things without using like or as. Ex: Time was a thief.
$200 Answer from Literary Devices What is a metaphor?
$300 Literary Devices Giving human characteristics to an animal, object, or idea Ex: The sea called out to me.
$300 Answer from Literary Devices What is personification?
$400 Literary Devices An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect Ex: I must have told you a million times.
$400 Answer from Literary Devices What is a hyperbole?
$500 Literary Devices Imitation of natural sounds, words you hear Ex: splat, bang, ding-dong
$500 Answer from Literary Devices What is an onomatopoeia?
FINAL JEOPARDY! Capturing the most important parts of the original passage in a much shorter space and in the reader’s own words – includes who? where? when? what? why?
FINAL JEOPARDY! What is a summary?
You Have Finished PSSA Jeopardy!
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