Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cutting Practice Tests to Pieces

In about three weeks we will have tested and it will all be behind us, temporarily anyway.  Lately, my post have been consumed by all the test preparation, so I apologize up front if I seem to be redundant.  The thing is, and this too I have said, I have refused to get in the redundancy of review by completing worksheets and fill in the bubble practice.  So, I have a lot to share.  It's all hands-on, engaging, and my students are enjoying it.

Today, I took a practice test and cut it to pieces!  Yes, you read it right, I cut it to pieces!


 The thing I haven't told you yet, is that I cut the pieces so that we could use them for Ask-n-Switch.  It took me a total of about five minutes to make our review interactive.  Once I cut the practice test into pieces, I wrote the answer on the back.  I then had an instant class set of Geometry task cards!  We used this set of hodge-podge and not so pretty strips of paper to do Ask-n-Switch (see below for directions).


Guess what?  My students reviewed test-like questions and thought we were playing a game.  Can't get much better than that!

7 HOOTS:

Traci said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fabulous idea!
❤Traci❤
Dragonflies in First

Ms. Kerri said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea! I do that with our sound cards to review the sounds. I'll have to remember this testing strategy for next year when I'm in first grade. Thanks for sharing.
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I use this idea all the time. I learned it at a Kagan workshop. I love that the kids have fun playing a game while they are actually reviewing! :)
~Lorraine
Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

teaching fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Clever..I'm going to borrow this awesome idea for Monday morning!
Can't wait for it to be over!! happy weekend :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is like a Kagan strategy called Quiz, Quiz Trade. I love it!

kilgosclass said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea! I'm going to try that tomorrow.
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Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea! I am going to share it with the 3-5 teachers at my school. Your newest follower:

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Jessica

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