Teacher Review for Socrative

Socrative for Close Reading

Ryann G.
Special education instructor
P.S. 129 John H Finley
New York, United States
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I used Socrative to develop a close reading lesson in ReadyGen (RG). For each question I was able to upload a specific excerpt from the RG text collection. From there I typed in the question that referred to the section of text I inserted. Students were able to read a portion of the text and then answer the question/s based on that excerpt. The BYOD format did not take away from the academic conversation if anything I think it cultivated deeper text based conversations. Some groups worked slower but had better answers while others went faster but possibly needed more text evidence or clarity. At the end of the lesson students reviewed the responses and discussed which student answer was best supported. Ell's may need to be paired with a high literacy peer or have addition technology such as google translate or dragon dictate to fully participate.
My Take
The product worked great for close reading because students were able to work at their own pace. I like that each student group was allowed to talk and discuss each question as needed. Students loved the lesson and asked if they could continue it at home. One limitation is there isn't a way to have multiple quizzes at once unless you create 2 accounts.