As I have mentioned before, my school has been working this year on increasing student engagement. One of the methods for increasing student engagement is providing student choice. We have talked about what this could look like in many grade levels, including:
These books were popular when I was a kid, and are still popular with kids today. Students love the possibility of feeling in control of their choices, so choose your own adventure books often give reluctant readers the option of reading only a portion of the book, in which they have a say in the outcome.
In fourth grade, at my school, we decided to use Choose your own Adventure to review math concepts. Depending on which link you choose, you can answer different questions, following different paths through the review. The first one I built is below.
The kids loved it and asked to do the other questions. How often do students ask to do more math? The teacher decided to tie the next one into social studies content. I think it helps to make it visually appealing enough to draw students in. Also, threat of death, stranded on an island, is apparently intriguing for fourth graders.
To Choose your own Adventure, you can use Google slides. All you have to do to create the path is add links in your slides.
So, Choose your own Adventure, tie it to your content, incorporate student choice; then, let the students create and build their own.
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