Last week, we had our OAA testing. (I just haven't had a chance to blog about this yet.) Prior to the reading test, I wanted to review some reading skills. On a practice test, I noticed a need to review fact and opinion. After discussing the difference between the two, we brainstormed a list of signal words.
The students proceeded to throw their crumpled up quizzes at each other. I stopped them after one minute, and each student grabbed the nearest quiz. Students answered the questions, found the author of the quiz, and checked each other's work.
Students loved this activity! It's always nice when you can put a fun spin on test prep review! I will definitely incorporate this activity into other topics in the future.
I am off to check out the other great motivating ideas. Thank you, Joanne for sharing this fun idea (along with some many others) and hosting this wonderful linky each week!