In honor of March Madness, this month, Transformation Tuesday and Thursday Tool School will be on hiatus and I will be featuring March Madness Monday– 16 Ways to Prepare Your Students for End-of-the-Year Exams. Today, and each Monday for the rest of the month, I will feature four of the ways. Click each link to read more. Happy Reading!
5. Kahoot– Many of you may already be familiar with this tool, but it’s one of my favorites. It’s interactive and fun and can give new life to a boring test review. Give it a try!
6. Rock and Roll Math Problems– This is a great strategy for reviewing test questions or reviews that have multiple choice answers. This strategy works best for reviewing a few problems, maybe the most missed ones from an assessment or review, but it’s very effective. Be sure to download a free copy of the “Rock and Roll” activity sheet.
7. Who’s Correct?– What I love about this strategy is that students have to analyze and justify someone else’s thinking– a very powerful way to infuse new ways of thinking about a concept or skill. It’s a good test review strategy when reviewing content that students often misunderstand or when students’ responses to a multiple-choice item are varied.
8. Games– I love teaching with games in the classroom! Even better, once they’ve been created, you can use them again and again! A game is a great tool for reviewing for end-of-the-year exams because if you used the game while teaching the concept or skill, students are already familiar with how to play and can jump right in without being guided by a teacher. This also makes for a great station activity!
Stay tuned next week for four more strategies!