This week I have been utilizing the under used SMART response receivers that my school had lock up in a cabinet. These response systems allow each and every one of my students to participate in modeled activities with instant feedback.
So this week as my grade 3/4s looked at Choisi le bon mot activities as a class. I had them log in as they arrived to class. We did our entry routine and we read the first page of the play in a choral reading. After I was done the reading I put this question up on the SMART board:
1.Est-ce que l'histoire s'appelle _______________.
a-) Boucles Violettes
b-) Le chat et la lune.
Then and just waiting to see what happened. (Keep in mind students already know how to use the receivers and are familiar with them). What did I notice? Half my students were able to answer the question without me even reading it. Then I proceeded to read the question aloud. Another group of students were able to answer. Finally, I asked the question again allowing students to offer up an answer. During this time my lower level students punched in the correct answer. The beauty of it is, the minute I hit Stop assessment students see their score on the receiver. Students loved it, what a great motivator.
Next week I'll hand out page 1 of Choisi le bon mot and rather then having students copy the answers onto their sheets, they will punch in the correct option to their individual receivers. I can then upload all their answers to my computer and provide them all with feedback or we can take them up as a class! The possibilities are endless and since they work in pairs and multiple classes are doing the same play, I see my photocopying going way, way down!