Friday, March 16, 2012

More Test Prep

So many teachers have been talking about using Prepdog as a review tool that I had to go check it out.


This FREE website is for 2nd through 10th grades, and has practice tests, tutorials, and lessons for math, reading, grammar/language, and science.

An activity I personally use for social studies:  Word Whomp


  1. Cut/laminate all the letters of the alphabet and put them in the bag. 
  2. You or a student randomly chooses a letter from the bag.
  3. Start a timer for 1-3 minutes (depending on how challenging you want it to be).
  4. Students write as many words as they can think of that start with that letter that relate to a particular subject.  For example, if the letter drawn is "J," students might write Jamestown, John Smith, James River, Jim Crow Laws, Judicial Branch for social studies.  **Differentiations: Students work in pairs/small group

  5. Compile a Word Wall list of all the found words.
  6. The student with the most words gets to choose the next letter from the bag.
Extensions: 
  1. Create a timeline for all the words.  For example, John Smith comes before Jamestown.  Some words will be tougher to pinpoint the exact date, so this is a great opportunity to challenge students to justify their answers. 


3 comments:

Ms. Morton said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog! I am your newest follower. Thanks for the free website too. I'm going to head over and check out the cool resources I can use!

Sharima

Lovebuglearning.blogspot.com

Emmy de Greslan said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm following you now too!

I love, love, love Word Whomp. I'll try it for out Digital Citizenship unit. Cool!

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Andrea McEvoy said...

Great idea Heather!!! I can't wait to see it on Monday!!!

Andrea
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