As an English teacher I often use Formative to teach elements of fiction. I’ll use this thread to share some of those specialized formatives and I hope others will share theirs.
Here is a formative I created based on a short story by Neil Gaiman.
Clone Code: BWOOOG
or link https://goformative.com/clone/BWOOOG
It includes questions about setting, characterization, and theme.
Here’s a formative for A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings.
Clone Code: HAVMFA
or link https://goformative.com/clone/HAVMFA
This is my first year teaching 9th grade ELA and I really appreciate you sharing examples. Your “February Tale -Gaiman” formative looks good and I like how you start with questions where students can identify elements of the text before asking them to support their analysis and make connections.
awesome, thank you for sharing, Jen! I can actually use this in my adult ed classes!
I like the questions you ask and how the questions naturally build in complexity: checking comprehension, predictions, analysis.
I use Formative for during-reading activities too! Here’s one I use to help my students practice thinking about the theme of their independent reading books: https://goformative.com/clone/XARNFU
It’d be great to hear what you think.
Hello. Here is a Formative for the poem “Rain”.
Here is a formative I use to review literary terms as we work with the short story “A Sound of Thunder,” but it really can be used with anything. https://goformative.com/clone/TVVRXO
I love Neil Gaiman! I’ll have to check out that short story! Thanks!
This looks great! Nice job scaffolding your formative. I love that you are asking students to represent examples of the terms using the Show Your Work question type
Great formative! It’s so cool how you are tying the poem to history. I also like the acronym you use.
How about nonfiction?
That’s a great way to use formative to teach fiction. I liked the tale; it is simple and to the point. The multiple choice questions did the trick. Thanks for sharing