AFTER THE TEST?

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  1. Southern JC

    Southern JC Companion

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    :| Well, I've been spending a lot of time brainstorming new ideas for the upcoming year.

    One thing that I would like to add to or modify is my "after the test" assignments. Usually, my test are long and take the entire class period, but there are some days when kids finish early so of course I try to have something for the students to do. As of now, the choices are reading magazines, newspapers, or their library book or a book from the reading center; crossword puzzles, and sudoku. The kids seem to enjoy them at first, but after a while they become bored. Any suggestions? :blush:
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    It's pretty rare that too many kids have too much time after a test.

    But I do give them the option of taking out homework for another class. No trips to the locker, but they can take out whatever they happen to have with them.
     
  4. INteacher

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    I usually have a wide range of test finishers that range from finishing in 20 minutes to the entire class period.

    My after test assignments introduce my next lesson. These assignments range from maps, primary source readings, bio's about people in our next chapter and assignments that are self starting so students can work quietly on their own.
     
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    Just reading in my classroom. It's quiet and a valuable use of time.
     
  6. Missy99

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    I like both INteacher's and hawkteacher's ideas.
     
  7. SPECIALEDMAN

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    Have them read what you will be covering next in the textbook.
     
  8. beccmo

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    I do this with my upper level classes, then there is an open notes reading quiz before we begin the chapter (tests are usually on a Friday, so students have the weekend). 5 Questions that are conceptual and come from the section and chapter review.

    With my freshmen, I will do different kinds of logic puzzles. Students can work on them together quietly.
     

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