Student Led Review
May 15, 2008
"I just learned this technique in a workshop, and it was fun! Kids take a sheet of paper, fold it in half the long way and then in half twice the other way, giving them eight sections. On one side, they write their names. On the other side, they write eight questions. On the side with their names, they write the answers. After a set amount of time (works better than waiting until everyone is done), the kids get up and ask a fellow student a question. If the question is answered correctly, the responder writes her/his name on the question. Then students reverse roles.
The first person to have all questions answered wins a prize. Of course, all the winner's questions are asked of the class. The fun for the teacher is that the kids review on their own. It's enjoyable to hear how many questions the kids ask that are on the test. Of course, a teacher who plays could ask the tough test questions. Then everyone wins. We did this on the high school level, where it worked with all subjects."