Tic-Tac-Test

by Chris Nelson
(Houston, Texas)


As part of my year's end final this year, I used something I call, "Tic-Tac-Test." I told my students that they must respond in writing to three of the prompts listed in the cells. But, just like in regular tic-tac-toe, they must choose three prompts running vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. I have included a screenshot of what I used.

The kids never enjoy one of my tests, but they came close to it on this one. It's game-like, and they have the option to choose what they want to write about.

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Love it!
by: Anonymous

I love your idea. I can see how I can use it even with grammar!

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Literature!
by: Anonymous

I think that idea can be used with a test for a book! It can even be used to have students pick different activities for a book report.
Thanks for sharing.

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Blurry Prompts
by: Chad

To get the whole sheet in the available space, I was forced to reduce it in size--thus, the blurry stuff.

The prompts can be anything you want them to be, covering any chapter, unit, or segment of work that you have completed with the kids.

I hope this helps, and thanks for your comment.

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Awesome
by: Anonymous

I really liked this idea. Would you mind sharing the writing prompts on the tic tac test board? They are not visible to the viewer. Too blurry!

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Awesome
by: Anonymous

I really liked this idea. Would you mind sharing the writing prompts on the tic tac test board? They are not visible to the viewer. Too blurry!

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Interesting Idea
by: Jessie Walker

I think I'll try this next year. I would have rated this 5 stars, but I couldn't see the writing prompts you used.

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