Teach students to identify four types of answer choices on multiple choice tests: "Opposite" answers, "Close but not quite" answers, "Right On" answers, and "doesn't fit" answers.
Students fill out a sheet about their personal tastes and interests, then create four multiple choice test questions about themselves using the different types of answer choices. Then students use smart elimination to figure out which answers are correct on each other's tests.
Even students who are not "test smart" begin to understand the logic of test-makers by doing this activity. You will learn about your students and build classroom community as they learn about each other. Could be used as a get-to-know-you activity as well.
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