Challenge your students – and have a laugh – by administering these two funny Watch Me Follow Directions Quizzes!
Too often, students do not read carefully, preferring to get their information from auditory or visual cues. While we are always willing to assist, we are not doing our students any favors by always being their safety net, essentially making them dependent on us, instead of the independent learners they need to be.
Simply announce and distribute Quiz #1. You’ll quickly see which students read and followed the directions, because they’ll be finished quickly. Have a class discussion – and a laugh - about the importance of reading carefully and following directions.
Now, here’s funny #2…
At some later date, announce and distribute Quiz #2. After reading through the page, they will be directed to follow every single direction! Again, you’ll see who’s reading carefully. Later, discuss the “trick” – which wasn’t really a trick. The quiz was designed to see if they really read the directions, which just happened to be different this time.