I figured out an easy way to give a quiz on a reading…told you about those quizzes I was making: type questions out in English, and kids write answers in Russian, skimming through the reading to find the right words.
Today I switched it because I hadn’t typed up questions, but I did have a reading handout that we’ve used for a couple of days. The kids looked at the half-sheet reading (on the dogs in space) while I asked questions in English. “Who picked mutts to send into space?” and they had to circle the answers and put the number of the question near the circled word. I told them I would read the question twice, and I went pretty slowly so that kids could find the answers. I was a little worried about some of the slower processors. But it turned out okay. All but one got A’s or B’s (I decided that 7-8 correct answers was my B) and 5-6 was a C. The tenth question was that they circle a word they learned from this reading and define it.
I could have typed up the questions and projected them to save paper, rather than reading them aloud. I’m kind of happy about the ease of this experiment. It didn’t really allow for an “analysis” question, but it did give a lot of success and made them read the selection one more time. I liked it!