I am definitely run down. I have been battling a headache on and off for a bit that has made it difficult to get everything done. I am sure that you have had weeks that are similar. I saw Martina’s blog about having students write true/false statements about a storyboard. I wanted to do this, but I wanted it to be zero prep for me (other than the story!) I decided to use Google Forms. I also believe that knowing how to make a Google Form is an important life skill (probably because I love them so much!)
I have students create a five question quiz on the reading that must be either true/false or multiple choice in Google Forms. In forms to make it a quiz, you can change the settings under the gear. I also have students keep the option to release scores immediately:
Then when students add questions, they can choose the correct answer and assign points. I give them flexibility when they assign points, and some go crazy.
Once they hit answer key, it looks like this, so they can select the correct answer and assign points:
Then, they can click back for “edit question” to add more questions. They sent their forms to everyone in the class, and then they completed the other forms. Therefore, they were getting more repetitions of the story. Plus, they would ask some harder questions than I did. The students enjoyed tricking each other and seeing the results. In my first block, the students were surprised when class was over! Also, once I set up the activity, students could run it themselves.