Following Directions Test for Middle School Back to School on Google Slides™

Leslie Auman
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Get your middle school students back in the swing of following directions with this fun and short following directions test -- now available in Google Slides™ format! There are two trick versions and one legitimate version included, created specifically 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

◾ Editable student instructions Google Slide™

◾ 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

*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.

◾ 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.

◾ The test includes fillable text boxes for students to type in their answers.

◾ 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 test to each student.

◾ Assign the test to students via email, Google Classroom, or whatever Learning Management System (LMS) your school/district uses.

◾ 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 not editable.


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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Total Pages
5 pages + 3 Google Slides
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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