CTM taps into the magic of asking students about "what they do know" as opposed to multiple choice tests that often try to find out "what students don't know."
CTM allows students to create new knowledge by connecting ideas in ways they had not previously imagined. I was excited to hear how much this rocked for Ms. Carhart. You should visit the original post to see how she remixed CTM for her class study of Ellison's novel The Invisible Man!
There would be six questions on the quiz. The last two questions were more open ended allowing students to chose their own texts to connect.
Just this week, I finally sat down and made universal CTM Quiz PDFs similar to the good 'ol DID YOU READ QUIZ?" - CARTOON EDITION
Below you'll find three PDFs attached, one for the high school / college set...
One for the middle school crew...
and a valiant attempt at one for the elementary teacher gang...
I'm a 6-College guy so I would REALLY welcome feedback on ways to improve the elementary document. I was thinking about adding graphics for the words "read," "hear," "see" and "think" - but it will take me a while to find cool clip art if that is something folks think would help.
NOTES ON THE USE OF CTM QUIZZES
You can use CTM Quizzes any time you want students to make links between multiple texts. I have a CTM Test (will blog on that science example at a later date) I use for a final assessment. The CTM Test starts with a big bank of multi-modal texts students can chose from.
The attached PDFs are "universal" in that you or the students can specify texts. If you're looking to check for understanding of specific texts (debate, film clips, labs, field trips, lectures, books, etc.) you can write key texts on any of the attached PDFs before you Xerox them for students.
• You can use one page or both pages. Depends on how many questions you want to ask.
• This is a great way to see how students are connecting a core text to labs, problems, other readings, etc.
• This is quiz can be used as pre-writing for essays as it forces students to start gathering evidence from texts.
• Like the "Cartoon Did You Read?" Quiz this is a fun and easy way to grade assessment because there are so many right answers.
• Remember, in a post-modern world ANYTHING can be considered a text; as Paulo Freire said, “we must read the word and the world.”
I would love to know what people think about these beta versions of the CTM Quizzes. I'm always looking to improve the Playlist tools!
Thanks for reading and have a great Friday!