These are easy activities that allow the kids to move and can save you time.
32 questions in a Four Corners format
1 Teacher Four Corners format
1 Four Corners Data Collection Sheet
32 questions in a Value Lines format
1 Teacher Value Lines format
1 Value Lines Data Collection Sheet
5 Four Corners posters
2 Value Line Posters
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This item is also sold as part of the Multiple Intelligences Surveys Activities
Each survey could be completed independently by the students. For younger students you may want to limit the questions by doing the survey over two or more days and/or reading the statements aloud and giving more explanation as needed. The two surveys have almost identical questions. The fonts are smaller on the Value Lines activity for older students. Either survey could be done using the posters for the Four Corners or the Value Lines activity.
The Four Corners survey could also be used as a brain break in the classroom. I have included posters to be placed in the corners of the room. Students would go to the appropriate corner to indicate their affinity towards the statement when it is read aloud. You may want students to independently mark their choice on a printed survey before standing. This way students will be less likely to be influenced by the choices of others. Since the survey sheets follow the same order, you could do the top question from each of the four sheets on one day and get a visual of your students’ strength in logical mathematical intelligence, then do the second question on each sheet on another day to learn about their visual spatial strengths.
The Value Lines survey could also be used as a brain break in the classroom. I have included posters to be placed on opposite sides of the room. Students would stand at a spot on the floor to indicate their affinity towards the statement when it is read aloud. You may want students to independently mark their choice on a printed survey before standing. This way students will be less likely to be influenced by the choices of others. After the students have completed their Value Lines, you could fold the line and have the students talk for a few minutes about the statement. When you fold the line the student with the strong and the student with the weakest interest will be together, those in the middle will be mostly in agreement. You could also split the line and move one half to join the other. This arrangement will allow each of the students to speak with someone with a different perspective.
A scoring sheet is included to help you track each student’s strengths and weaknesses. . I feel it is important that we never focus on one strength for a child, but instead look at a profile of strengths and weaknesses. As teachers, we need to teach to their strengths and also attempt to strengthen their weaknesses.
* Four Corners is an excellent formative assessment that can be quickly used anytime throughout the school day to determine how the students are feeling about their learning. I have purposefully used colors from red (stopped) to green (going strong). The small poster could also be used on students’ desks for them to indicate how they are doing.
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