I was inspired by a blog recently. Dragonflies in First had these great Blooms posters that I so wanted to use, but they have since revised Blooms so I had to make my own. Hers are still better in my opinion, but I did my best.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I have around 95 kids that I see everyday for Reading. They have composition books that they do all of their novel study work in. Each group of 30 or so kids is reading a different book. My conundrum: How do I correct comprehension questions from 3 different books and 95 kids every week? Here is my new solution.
Each table of 4 must discuss and agree on all answers which are then transferred to sticky notes that represent each group (this requires 8 colors of sticky notes!). I then quickly go down the line and score each group's and note which questions they need to reconsider the answer for with red whiteboard marker. A super time saver. They can then be left up until the quiz and students can read over each other's answers to get more supporting details or better justifications for answers.
I am now inspired to find the many uses for sticky notes in the classroom.