Calling All Text Detectives: Try These 3 Formatives!

Winter Is Coming! What Better Way To Enjoy Than With Hot Cocoa, A Good Book, And Live Annotations With Formative!


Want your students to become instant text detectives? You can upload a reading passage to a Show Your Work question and students can use the draw tool to annotate in real-time! Try projecting their live annotations and having a class discussion comparing "detective work":


We hand-picked 3 formatives from our library, which encourage students to annotate in different ways! Check them out below and grab your own copy of each:


1. 6th and 7th grade Language Arts teacher Gail Sigelakis shared this awesome "Writing Quiz" with us! Check out how Gail prompts students to color-code different elements of the text! 

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Click here to grab a copy of Gail's formative "Writing Quiz"! It features a creative way to make a matching activity and assess reading comprehension on Formative! Feel free to change what you want! It won't affect Gail's original version!


2. This next example, "Critiquing RTL Body Paragraphs", comes from 9th and 10th grade English teacher Dawn Lam! On top of having students color code different elements for "Of Mice and Men", she lets students show how'd they improve the body paragraphs.

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Here's a copy of her formative complete with reading passages where students can identify quotes and re-write commentary too!


3. Last but certainly not least, here's an example by Mr. Morehead. What's unique about this one is that he has his students annotate to show their reading comprehension.

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Grab a copy of Mr. Morehead's "BOTR Quiz #1 Chapters 1-6" here


We hope these examples provide good food for thought! If you've got a formative you'd like us to check out, you can submit it here and you might just see it on our blog!