asking/answering the questions, complimenting his/her partner, thanking him/her
for their time, and then, trading cards. After the partners switch cards, they
find another partner. It’s easy to teach and manage plus, the kids love the ‘social’ aspect of it.
Using the Whiteboard app (or whiteboard and markers), I place a question under
the ELMO. Students write the answer on
their board and hold it to their chest to signal to me they’re ready. Then, on
the count of “1, 2, 3, Showdown”, students hold their boards/iPads in the air for me to
see. Again, another no-prep formative assessment.
Here students analyzed stories told from 2 different perspectives and wrote a short-answer response as a group. How come everything is WAY more fun on chart paper???
sort 3 stories according to their narrator. Before students sorted the cards, I
asked they take turns reading the story aloud to their partner, and circling
any pronoun clue words. After students had sorted all 3 stories, they checked
their answers and then, glued the cards down. I printed the answer key on the
back of the sorting sheet, so students could self-check!