4 Simple Ways to Make Constructed Response Fun

It’s time to make constructed response fun! Just try these four C’s. Collaborate. Compete. Cube it. Craft it. When you shake up learning, engagement skyrockets. And kids get the practice they need.

Make Constructed Response Fun

Dedicated teachers expect high test scores. Therefore, they ask their students to respond in complete paragraphs – over and over again. After all, practice makes perfect. Unfortunately, this tactic backfires. Kids get burnt out.

No worries! Just change your game. Instead of making kids answer questions by writing in complete paragraphs, try these alternatives.

Collaborate – Work Together to Make Constructed Response Fun

Working alone is – well – lonely. When kids work together, it’s always more fun. Consider letting kids work in groups to share responsibility. If you have Chromebooks, ask them to type together in small groups. And if they’re really getting burnt out, just discuss the answer and write it yourself.

Make Constructed Response Fun - Answering Questions

Compete – Hold Contests to Make Constructed Response Fun

Kids love to compete! Why not hold constructed response contests? When kids are recognized for great work, they work harder. And, of course, they love prizes too.

Make Constructed Response Fun - Contests

Craft It – Create a Burger

Instead of writing, make a craft. This constructed response burger provides a perfect analogy. And what’s more? Kids get to cut, paste, and even color. They’ll eat it up.

Make Constructed Response Fun - Burger

Cube It – Build a Constructed Response Cube

When kids build a cube, constructing responses becomes a game. Try it a few different ways. First, put students into groups. Ask each child to the die and answers part of a question. Second, let them build cubes and answer the question on it. Either way, learning becomes more fun.

Make Constructed Response Fun - Cube

Make Learning Fun – For Them & You!

As you roll out your answering questions unit, consider making some changes. With just a few creative twists, you can make constructed response fun.

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