A fun way my students like to review for tests is by creating their own tests.
I love it too because it is simple, effective, and low maintenance.
Here is how it works:
Step 1: Prepare the Template
On the template, I specify:
- How many questions
- What type of questions
- Which pages to use
Step 2: Student Partners
I let the students fill out the template in partners.
Because the partner can help clear up any misunderstandings there may be.
When they are finished, I have them check in with me to get feedback on their test.
Step 3: Switch Papers
After all of the partners have written their test and I have given some feedback, I let the students switch tests.
This gives the students an opportunity to take a practice test before the real one.
Students can either self grade using an answer key or return it to the test makers to correct.
This is a very simple way to do a review of a unit.
It takes very little prep time and gives the students a bit of autonomy and ownership of their review.
Let me know what you think of this tip and my template below in the comments.