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Rate it! An All-Around Olympic Activity!

It's getting towards the end of the semester, and things are starting to get crazy!! My posts for the next few weeks will be geared towards simple, minimal-planning activities that you can have fun with!

I'm sure you're having Olympic mania wherever you are! The Olympic teams, countries, sports, etc. are buzzing around the clinic nonstop! In an effort to keep with the trend, I created these simple "Rating Cards" like you see during the gymnastics or diving! I also printed out some articles from TeacherVision about the Olympics (if you haven't checked out this site, you have to go! Sign up for their emails and get great ideas and printables weekly!).

Here's how I used these:

I focused on a writing goal I was working on with my client. I first had him write sentences on the board pertaining to an article we read. I then rated them (sensitively!!) and we went over what was wrong. Then I got up and wrote sentences (most were wrong, on purpose!) and he rated them and explained why he gave the rating and what was wrong.

It ended up being great fun AND a great learning experience! Plus, who doesn't like to rate things on a scale of 1-5!? :)


  1. We use a lot of scales based on Marzano and I was a little nervous about it, but I have found the kids LOVE using them! They like rating how they do and each other! This is a great idea to incorporate them in a way I never have. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. They do love putting a rating on everything!! lol Glad you like this idea! Thanks for stopping by!! :)


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