Appositive Games & Activities

Instructor: Elisha Madison

Elisha is a writer, editor, and aspiring novelist. She has a Master's degree in Ancient Celtic History & Mythology and another Masters in Museum Studies.

Appositives can be a fun literary device to get your students engaged in writing and reading. This lesson provides a variety of interesting activities you can use in your classroom to teach appositives.


When you, a well-educated teacher, try and teach students about appositives it can be challenging to find fun ways to make sure student comprehend a subject. The previous sentence was a example of an appositive, and something students can use to even describe themselves. Appositives are used to define or rename a previously used noun in a sentence, which allows for a lot of creativity in description. This can be used to create a variety of games and activities to help students remember this writing tool and use it effectively.

Appositive Games

Games get students excited about learning and also help them remember the concepts you teach them in class. Here are a few games you can use to teach student about appositives.

Appositive Jeopardy

This appositive game is a simplified version of Jeopardy. Start by creating and developing a set of sentences and images that can be used for the Jeopardy answers. Then, ask students to create appositive sentences from the work you have provided. Here are a few categories, ideas and examples to get you started:

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