At this point, I'm sure you're so confused. But, keep reading! How can you use a worksheet but remove the worksheet? By taking the paper away. I used our die-cut machine and found one that stood for the a, the b, the c, and the d. I made one for each student and they kept them in their folders for future use. At the school I'm at now, we don't have a die-cut. A few people have Cricuts but they are their personal ones. For those of you like me that may need some help, I made a set of cards using clip art. You can download those by clicking on the image below. Taking the worksheet away also saves on copying! You can use a document projector to project the worksheet and the choices.
How did I use them? Well, a few ways:
- I read a question and the four choices aloud. Students held up their answer choice on their chest. This allowed me to see their response, but not the rest of the class. I kept a notepad with the worksheet so I could record if a student or students were having troubles.
- For more in-depth questions, or this would be great for problem solving in math, students could work in groups to decide on an answer and then hold up the card representing their choice.
- As test prep. For those of you who like to go over the exact questions, this is a safer route because students don't have a copy to take with them.
I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can change up your worksheets. I'd love to hear some ideas that you have.
Until next time....