Reflection: Quizzes Prove your Knowledge: Vocab Quiz - Section 2: The Quiz


No matter how many times I tell them that I will never give a "write the definition" quiz, they never seem to believe me! I do try to change the format of these quizzes, but they always involve using the words correctly. Merely memorizing definitions just isn't useful. I think I still have students who are hoping that I'm going to change my mind! I noticed that several had made flashcards in preparation for the quiz, which is important, but often it isn't enough. For instance, if they merely write the definition of the word, they are not thinking about part of speech, which means that they can't be successful on the quiz. I'm not sure how to fill the gap here, but I'm going to start by giving suggestions on how to set up the flashcards.

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Prove your Knowledge: Vocab Quiz

Unit 13: Vocabulary Acquisition
Lesson 3 of 3

Objective: SWBAT verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word by using their vocabulary words in sentences and stories based on an image.

Big Idea: Students already wrote stories using the words. But can they do as good a job if I provide the topic?

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