ELA by Kahoot! – grades 1-5

To make grammar easier and more fun for younger learners, we created this special collection of ELA games. We’ll be adding more kahoots in the coming weeks – stay tuned!

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Princesses in Literature

In this ELA kahoot, students will identify princess characters from famous fairy tales and traditional literature .

  1. Her hair, so magical, was her key to escaping!
  2. Wearing just a sack, she saves her ungrateful Prince and defeats the dragon!
  3. She is a princess under a spell to tell the truth!
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Past Perfect Tense Review

In this kahoot, students will review the past perfect tense in text. Based on L .5.1.B. Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.

  1. Which word is key to using when writing the past perfect verb tense?
  2. We use the past perfect tense to talk or write about ___________.
  3. Complete with Past Perfect: Suri (to be) working until 9pm. Then she began working until 8pm.
  4. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Preposition Usage

In this kahoot, students will identify the correct usage of prepositions. Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

  1. A preposition combines with a noun or pronoun to show _________.
  2. Complete the sentence: What’s the matter ___ you?
  3. Identify the preposition(s): We go to the computer lab on Wednesday.
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Greek and Latin Root -SPEC & -JECT (sentences)

An ELA review of the Greek and Latin roots of SPEC and JECT. Specifically practicing using the words correctly in sentences.

  1. The baby didn’t mean to, but he made a(n) _________ of himself when he threw his rattle.
  2. The American colonists were __________ to British rule until they won the American Revolution.
  3. The two-hour special was a __________ that looked at how pets have been helping people.
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Greek and Latin Roots – SPEC

An ELA review of the Greek and Latin root SPEC.

  1. If you ever cross into another country, then you will see the agents _____ vehicles.
  2. _____ at the baseball game organized a giant “wave.”
  3. I can only _____ on next year's sport results.
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Vocabulary- is this literal or non-literal?

In this kahoot, students will determine meaning of literal and non-literal language; using context clues to determine meaning. Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context.

  1. What does non-literal mean?
  2. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Vocabulary- Use affixes to change the meaning of words

In this kahoot, students identify the new meaning of words with affixes. Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word.

  1. What do prefixes and suffixes do when they are added to words?
  2. If caring means “to have feelings about something,” what does uncaring mean?
  3. The word retie means “to tie again.” What does the prefix re- mean?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Reference Skills: How to use a glossary or a dictionary?

In this ELA kahoot, students will review Reference Skills to learn words. Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

  1. What is the best way to learn what a word means from a chapter in your science book?
  2. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Reference Skills – Using the Dictionary Grade 4

In this kahoot, students will review the parts of a dictionary and the format of entries.

  1. Which word can be found on the page with the guide words “amputate” and “ancient”?
  2. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Reference Skills: How to use a thesaurus for 4th grade

In this ELA kahoot, students will review the parts of a dictionary and the format of entries. Consult reference materials to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of words and phrases.

  1. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Reference Skills: How to use resources to learn new words for 5th Grade

In this ELA kahoot, students will review using a dictionary, thesaurus, glossary in print and online. Consult reference materials to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

  1. A dictionary, thesaurus, glossary, and the Internet are all examples of ___________.
  2. Which source lists a word’s origin, pronunciation, part of speech, definition, and spelling?
  3. Which is an alphabetical list of words and their meanings that is found in the back of a book?
  4. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Reading: Drama Vocabulary

In this ELA kahoot, students will define and identify the vocabulary commonly used in writing and understanding the genre of drama. K-5 students apply standards to the following range of text types, with texts selected from a broad range of cultures and periods.

  1. A story meant to be performed in front of an audience is called a _____.
  2. A drama can be divided into ____.
  3. What are the words spoken by characters called?
  4. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Language: Using Dashes

In this kahoot, students will review and demonstrate their knowledge of the rules for using #dashes in their writing.

  1. Which punctuation mark is a dash?
  2. Which punctuation mark does a dash often replace?
  3. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Language: commas with series, dates, and places

In this ELA kahoot, students will demonstrate and identify the proper use of commas in series, dates, and places. Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.

  1. You should use commas when writing _____.
  2. Which series or list correctly uses commas?
  3. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Rules of Contractions

In this ELA kahoot, students will demonstrate their knowledge of the rules of contractions and identify correctly structured contractions. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.

  1. A contraction is when you combine ___ words with a(n) ___________.
  2. Contractions replace _______ with an apostrophe.
  3. An apostrophe is placed at the ____ of the line when you write.
  4. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Using an apostrophe

In this ELA kahoot, students will identify and demonstrate the proper uses of an apostrophe. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring.

  1. Properly complete the sentence: The hat belongs to Max. It is ______.
  2. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Language: Pronouns and Antecedents

In this ELA kahoot, students will identify proper #pronoun and antecedent agreement. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.

  1. A word that can take the place of a noun is called a ______.
  2. A noun or groups of words that a pronoun refers to is called an ________.
  3. What ways to pronouns and antecedents have to agree?
  4. … and 8 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Language and Vocabulary: Suffix -ful

In this ELA kahoot, students will identify and create words with the suffix –ful. RF .3.3.A RF .3.3.B

  1. A group of letters added to the end of a(n) word to change the meaning is called a _______.
  2. Adding the suffix –ful­ to the end of a word means:
  3. Which word means full of joy?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Language and Vocabulary: Prefix mis-

In this ELA Kahoot, students will identify, define, and create words with the prefix #mis-. Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes

  1. A prefix is added to the _____ of a word.
  2. What does the prefix mis- mean when added to a root word?
  3. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Writing: Street Addresses

In this ELA kahoot, students will complete and identify correct formatting of street or mailing addresses.

  1. When you address a letter, you need to include:
  2. When filling out an envelope, what should you write in the first line of an address?
  3. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Language: Rules for Interjections

In this kahoot, students will demonstrate their knowledge of interjections; usage and rules. Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.

  1. A word of phrase that captures short bursts of emotion is called an ____.
  2. Interjections that show stronger emotions are shown with which punctuation mark?
  3. Interjections that show weaker emotions are shown with which punctuation marks?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Writing: Transition Words

In this kahoot, students will identify and demonstrate the use of transition words to improve their writing. Use of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.

  1. What does a transition word or phrase do for your writing?
  2. Which is an example of a transition word?
  3. Which is not an example of a transition word?
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Foundational Skills: Suffix -able or -ible?

In this kahoot, students will identify the proper usage and spelling of words using the suffixes -able and -ible. Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

  1. A group of letters added to the end of a word to change the meaning is called a _______.
  2. Adding –able or -ible to the end of a word means:
  3. Something that can be loved is:
  4. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Language: Subject-Verb Agreement

In this kahoot, students will complete and identify subject-verb agreement at the sentence level.

  1. The subject and verb in a sentence must _____ with each other.
  2. The subject of a sentence is usually a(n) ______.
  3. The verb tells the _______ of the noun.
  4. … and 11 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Commonly Confused Words: Lay and Lie

Grammar, Grade 4. An ELA review of commonly confused words, lie and lay. Aligns with L 4.1

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  1. Three nice fish were ________ in the bottom of the boat.
  2. ________ down and listen to this recording of calypso music from Trinidad.
  3. The night before, I had ________ in my bed and dreamed of the lake.
  4. and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Commonly Confused Words: Raise and Rise

Grammar, Grade 4. An ELA review of commonly confused words, raise and rise. Aligns with L 4.1

  1. Our cat always ________ quite slowly when his name is called.
  2. That was the only time my father ever ________ his voice.
  3. _________ the anchor; we’re bound for Sydney!
  4. and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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English Grammar: Common Usage Problems

An ELA review of common usage errors in English grammar. CommonCore Aligns with L.3.1, L.4.1, L.5.1, L.6.1

  1. Last week while we were in Florida, we saw ________ alligator at the side of the road.
  2. Victor plays the guitar well, but plays the piano _________.
  3. The kitten was _________ to be found.
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns

An ELA review of the proper agreement with indefinite pronouns. Common Core Aligns with L 3.1, L.4.1, L.5.1 & L.6.1.C

  1. Each of the players ________ a pair of shin guards.
  2. Several of the picture frames ________ broken glass.
  3. Everyone ________ the town council made the right decision.
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Singular possessive pronouns

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking by forming and using possessive pronouns. Fully aligns with L3.2d

  1. The book has a map on _____ cover.
  2. ______ bicycle is red and her bicycle is blue?
  3. The toddler was not sharing toys and kept saying, "______."
  4. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Plural Possessive Pronouns

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking by forming and using possessive pronouns. Fully aligns with L3.2d

  1. Do they keep _____ books in a desk?
  2. We need to get _____ skates sharpened.
  3. The guide asked the children if the jackets belonged to _______.
  4. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Review of Story Elements

Review of literary element terms. Suitable for grades 3-5, Common Core fully aligns with RL 3.3,4.3,5.3

  1. The someone in the text who is developed through dialogue, action, and thinking is the ______.
  2. A story taking place at the zoo on a sunny afternoon describes the _______.
  3. ________ exists when a character has a struggle or the plot requires a decision to be made.
  4. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Multiple Meaning Words

A vocabulary acquisition ELA kahoot for grades 3-5 based on CCSS L3.4,4.4,5.4.

  1. Which definition of bat describes the picture?
  2. Which definition of ruler describes the picture?
  3. Which definition of letters describes the picture?
  4. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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What are Idioms?

An ELA vocabulary kahoot for grades 4-5, that helps students recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms.

  1. Wishing someone good luck before a performance you say....
  2. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Using Personification

A ELA vocabulary kahoot for grades 3-5 that fulfills CCSS. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of figurative language.

  1. Personification is giving human qualities to non human objects.
  2. From the poem City Jungle, what is being personified?
  3. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Choose the correct antonym in context

ELA vocabulary antonyms for grades 4-5, fulfills CCSS L.4.5b and L.5.5b

  1. Which phrase has the antonym to complete the sentence? She was an agile dancer,_________
  2. Which phrase has the antonym to complete the sentence? She was indifferent to golf, _________
  3. Which phrase has the antonym to complete the sentence? _________, but his brother is a recluse.
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Choose the correct synonym

ELA vocabulary synonyms for grades 4-5, fulfills CCSS L.4.5b and L.5.5b demonstrating understanding on synonyms.

  1. Choose a synonym for the bold word. The doctor inquired how long I had a cough.
  2. Choose a synonym for the bold word. The students were conscientious to plug in the laptops.
  3. Choose a synonym for the bold word. Birthdays are celebrated annually.
  4. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Identify Compound Sentences

ELA kahoot for grade 3 on the topic of Compound sentences that follows conventions of Standard English and aligned with CCSSL.3.1

  1. What word makes this a compound sentence? My brother is young and strong.
  2. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Verbs – Action & Linking

Grammar, grade 1, 2, 5 and 6. An ELA review of verbs, specifically action and linking verbs. Common core, aligns with L.1.1, L.2.1 L 5.1, L6.1.

  1. Which verb completes the sentence: Julie _________ her answer to make sure it was right.
  2. Which verb best completes the sentence? City council ________ once a week.
  3. and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Main Types of Verbs

Grammar: grade 3, verbs. In this kahoot, students will identify verbs within sentences and determine the differences between action, helping, linking verbs. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.A Explain the function of verbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

  1. Which is an action verb?
  2. Find the action verb in this sentence: Jonah will be playing the guitar in the band.
  3. Which is a helping verb?
  4. and 12 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Adjectives and Adverbs

Grammar: adjectives and adverbs for grade 3. In this kahoot, intermediate students can define adj. & adv., determine the adj. or adv. within text or review. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1. A Explain the function of adjectives and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

  1. An _________ is a word that describes someone or something.
  2. An _________ is a word that usually describes an action.
  3. Choose the adjective in this sentence: The girl ran quickly to the crowded concert.
  4. and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Abstract Nouns

Grammar for grade 3 - abstract nouns nouns In this kahoot, intermediate level students will define, identify, and review abstract nouns. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.C Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood)

  1. Identify the abstract noun: The kids had a happy childhood.
  2. … and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Types of Adjectives

Grammar, grade 3, adjectives. In this kahoot, students will define and identify types of adjectives. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.G Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

  1. Which is an example of a comparative adjective?
  2. Which word is the correct way to strengthen the word "good"?
  3. and 7 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Grammar Terms Part 1

Grammar, grade 3 - 5. An ELA review of common grammar terms. CommonCore, aligns with L 3.1, 4.1, 5.1

  1. Which type of sentence makes a statement and ends with a period?
  2. Which type of sentence makes a request or command?
  3. Which type of sentence asks a question and ends in a question mark?
  4. and 17 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Grammar: Grammar Terms Part 2

Grammar, grade 3 - 5. An ELA review of common grammar terms. CommonCore, aligns with L 3.1, 4.1, 5.1

  1. What is the term for a group of words with a subj. and a verb but one that cannot stand alone?
  2. What is the term for a group of words consisting of a subj. and a pred. that can stand alone?
  3. What is the term for a word or words that tells who or what is doing the verb?
  4. and 6 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.