T/F Storyboard Quiz

Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 7.56.22 PMThis is a communicative activity meant to be used after students have created storyboards for a story. It is super simple.

  1. Students create individual storyboards (on a separate page). They should number the frames. An example would be a piece of computer paper divided into a 3×3 grid, with nine scenes from a story illustrated in the nine frames of the storyboard.
  2. Each student writes five T/F statements (at least three must be false) about the story and records the correct answers for each one on this form.
  3. Each student gives his/her T/F quiz to three classmates and records their responses on the form linked in #2. I recommend using the “Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up” Kagan structure or Inside/Outside Circles to help students find new partners. If all students used the same story to create the storyboard, it is not necessary for students to show their storyboards to classmates when they ask each of the T/F questions. If students used different stories, students should show the storyboards to their classmates when quizzing them AND they should ensure that the T/F questions that they write are able to answered based on the information included within the sketches of the storyboard.

6 comments

  1. Do they show their storyboard to their partners during the quiz or are students already familiar with the storyboards? I love using student created materials for activities beyond just making the material!

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  2. Question emailed from a teacher:

    Hola,
    I was wondering what do you do with the “grades” students get on each others’ quizzes? Do they hand them in to you and you can see how many did how well?
    Thanks!

    My response:
    I use them as a formative assessment, as you surmised. You can’t put them in the grade book as an actual grade because the quiz-giver might have made the mistake, not the quiz-taker. But it will give you a good glance at the class’s general understanding. I put in a Work Habits grade to the grade book for completion/participation–if kids finished it and were working diligently, they get an A. If not, the grade decreases in proportion to the degree to which they missed the expectation.

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