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Get your middle school students back in the swing of following directions with this fun and short following directions test! There are two trick versions and one legitimate version included, and it comes in both printable and fillable PDF versions for distance learning needs!
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What resources are included in this product for your use?
◾ Teacher instructions
◾ 6th-8th grade Texas TEK* standards alignment, including vertical alignment
◾ Three versions of the Following Directions Assessment:
---> Two "trick" versions of the test with goofy instructions in numbers 1-10 but the real instructions in small gray text at the bottom of the page
---> One legitimate version of the test with instructions that a typical middle school teacher would have as a routine at the start of class
◾ Both black-and-white and color options
◾ Teacher instructions for fillable PDF
◾ Editable student instructions for fillable PDF
◾ Three versions of the Following Directions Assessment in fillable PDF format
*Note: There are no Common Core State Standards about following directions, which is why I opted to use Texas TEK standards instead.
What are my recommendations for use in your classroom?
◾ I recommend using this in the first days of school at the start of the new school year. If you are a specials teacher and have a new group of students at the semester change, for example, then you can use this at the new semester, as well.
◾ This resource comes in both color and black-and-white. You can print the black-and-white version on colored paper to make it a little more fun!
◾ The "trick" versions of the test have the real instructions at the bottom of the page in small gray text. The purpose of this following directions test in general is to encourage students to read the whole assignment before getting started, which is why these "trick" versions are set up this way. I definitely recommend only reading the directions at the top of the page and not bringing any attention to the bottom of the page! Let your students figure it out for themselves.
◾ On the Teacher Instructions page, I've included several suggested questions that you can use for a whole-group discussion at the end of the activity. The questions are designed to get students thinking and conversing about why it's important to follow directions and what the consequences might be if they don't.
◾ Although this has been aligned to a few of the Texas TEKS about following directions and listening attentively, I don't recommend taking this for a grade or tying some kind of academic purpose to it. It should be utilized as a fun, low-key activity that will help you ease your students back into the school routine at the beginning of the year.
◾ Please note that this activity is .
◾ You can alter the student instructions in the editable PowerPoint file. Then, you can export the PowerPoint file to a PDF so that you can send it to your students (via email, Google Classroom, etc.).
◾ The test includes fillable text boxes for students to type in their answers. Most fillable text box fields do not allow scroll bars and multiple lines, although the few questions that do ask for a longer response have these capabilities.
◾ There are also fillable text boxes for students' names, the date, and the class period (if applicable). You can fill in the name text box for each student before sending out the test, if you like, but that will add more work in individually assigning each personalized copy of the PDF to each student.
◾ Assign the test to students via email, Google Classroom, or whatever Learning Management System (LMS) your school/district uses.
What do other customers have to say about this resource?
◾ "I used this today! My students had such an amazing time with it, and it opened up a door for my new kiddos! I was able to see things I may not see for weeks! Thank you for this idea!" (Thank you, Middle School Behavioral Love!)
◾ "This was the most amazing ice breaker for my middle school students!!!! They got such a kick out of it!" (Thank you, Evelyn W.!)
◾ "I love it! If this doesn't get their attention, I don't know what will!" (Thank you, Katelyn K.!)
◾ "My 3rd grade gifted kiddos love that this is for older kids; it lets them know that this following directions thing isn't going away." (Thank you!)
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