My mind is still spinning from all I soaked up, and today I present PLICKERS to you!!
PLICKERS will work with any activity you do that involves questions. Since I do inclusion in ELA, I like to use high interest passages that correlate with the novel or story we are reading in that grade level. I keep the passages short because that leaves more time for discussion (the best “languagey” part of the lesson) and my kids with reading issues don’t get discouraged or burned out. I sometimes grab passages from readworks.org or other sources. Mostly I write them myself and play around with a lexile analyzer to make sure they’re on grade level. You can find lots of fun responding to text activities in my TPT store 🙂
2) respond to text that has been read to them or read and discussed either through guided or independent reading
8) When the students raise their cards to answer, pick up your smart phone or iPad with the PLICKERS app open, and scan the room by touching the camera icon.
The app will immediately start “grabbing” students’ answers based on what position they are holding up their PLICKERS card. Their little names pop up above their heads as they are scanned. Each student’s accuracy pops up on the computer screen as well, and you can instantly see who answered correctly or incorrectly. Their name will appear in green (for correct), red (for incorrect) or white if they haven’t answered yet.
Here’s a photo of moi scanning the room. It’s quick and easy. The hardest part is getting the kids to keep their card still for a few seconds.
9) NOW for the last step! EMBRACE THE DATA!