I love this guest post from Addie Williams and I know you will too!
My students often struggle reviewing for a test or other type of formal assessment. I think they get overwhelmed with all of the information that they are required to know and therefore don’t use their study time effectively. This summer while browsing through an office supply store I saw a package of sticky notes with bright green, bright orange and bright pink stickies… I couldn’t resist it and threw it in my basket. I immediately knew what I was going to use them for – test prep!!
Instead of a full sticky note (they can be expensive!) I give each student one sticky of each color and ask them to cut them into small strips. They then have free reign to stick and tag their work as they see fit.
If you’re not able to use sticky notes, you could ask students to tag their work with highlighters or pencil crayons. I think it’s important to use color, rather than symbols, as it has a much greater visual impact. I’ve used this activity with students in many different grade levels and in many subject areas and it’s always been a useful tool for me and my students. I hope you find the chance to implement this strategy in your classroom sometime this year!
If you’d like a printable classroom poster to help your students with this strategy (both color and b/w versions included) you can download a FREE copy from my TpT Store by clicking HERE.