My new favorite activity to do with my students has become these task cards. I use them for a review usually a day or two before the test.
How I use them with my students:
Before the activity, I copy them on colored cardstock, cut out and laminate. I punch a hole in each corner and put the set on a ring in order of their numbers. (This is just a great way to keep up with them in order).
In class: pass out the task card blank, have students glue it in their notebooks and write the unit name on top. My class then goes out in the hallway and sits in a big circle. Each student has their journal with task blank glued in and a pencil. I pass out (in order) a card to each student. My largest class is 33 so someone is without a card each round. My smaller class of 25 just uses 25 of the cards and scratches out the other numbers on the answer sheet.
I give students about 15 seconds per card to answer. I dont rush, but watch when everyone has answered and I ring a bell. No talking, everyone just waits for the bell and everyone passes their card to the right. We keep going until everyone has answered all the cards. We go back in the room and grade and discuss the ones they missed. I give a reward (school bucks) whoever gets a 100 and I walk around the room and quickly copy the grades on my clipboard. It is one less paper I have to grade!
I ask "Did anyone miss #1?" and if anyone did I put it on the overhead, we read it and answer it and talk about it.
I LOVE this activity!! So fun and a quick way to see if students are getting it!
Don't rush them, they get better each round you play.
Have fun with it!
The "ring of questions" work great when we have down time in the hallways, I always have a question I can ask them.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I have!
I am making a set for each unit.
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