Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fun Ways to Help Young Kids Learn to Answer Multiple Choice Questions

*** Updated December 29, 2013 ***

I'm starting to think about helping my kids become confident with the format of multiple choice questions before end of year district and state assessments.  Here are some ideas and materials that I'll be using.    
Ask questions in a multiple choice format during daily routines. Here's an example of a simple calendar question. Giving each student a strip of tagboard with a clothespin to pin on their  answer is an easy way to make sure every child participates.

Kids are much more fond of multiple choice questions when they associate them with class rewards! 

Get a small group active by putting letters on the corners of the rug and having kids walk to their answer for multiple choice questions.

During group lessons, pose a multiple choice question and have kids use sign language to show their answer.  So simple!  Here's the link to download: Sign Language for Multiple Choice Questions.

I've created a set of reading comprehension passages with multiple choice questions to help kids develop the skills they will need to be successful on our end of the year assessments. These passages ~ currently available for Guided Reading Levels C, D, E, F, G/H, I/J and K/L ~ are available at my Teachers pay Teachers shop and on my Teachers Notebook shop. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you find these ideas useful. If you have more ideas for helping kids prepare for multiple choice assessments, I'd love to hear about them!

:) Anne