Challenge Grid forces students to recall content from the previous lesson to earlier in the course. More points are awarded for answering questions from way back than the previous lesson.
This serves to give students feedback on what content they need to be revisiting in their personal study time.
Challenge Grid Template
1 die, 1 pen is an activity that requires students to retrieve subject content against the roll of a die. It encourages students to work quickly but more importantly gives them feedback about content that they do not know.
The rules and an example set of questions can be found below.
1 Die 1 Pen Rules
1 Die 1 Pen Questions
Thanks to Kal for sharing this tip.
I saw a great activity when observing a trainee teacher yesterday. The activity is to do with recall of prior topics.
As a start activity or “Do It Now” three questions are put on the board as pupils enter:
The FISH question requires pupils to recall something that they were doing last lesson.
The DOG question requires pupils to recall something that they were doing one-two week ago (previous topic).
The WHALE question requires pupils to recall something they were doing a month ago (perhaps two topics ago).
This is a simple method of introducing spaced learning into lessons. Going forward a department could incorporate specific questions into a scheme of work.
A resource with ideas for revision activities.
Revision Strategies Newsletter Summer 2015
This week’s blog reinforces the research that repeated retrieval aids retention.