Annotations Tic-Tac-Toe

Empower and foster student engagement in providing peer feedback. A sense of control, purpose and confidence can positively influence student motivation and achievement - choice is a key element. The annotations TIC-TAC-TOE template provides student choice as well as scaffolds.


Implementation

WITH THINKLETS

Once familiar with the template, have students use the TIC-TAC-TOE guide as they view a thinklet or several thinklets. Pair up students and have them play TIC-TAC-TOE on the grid as they write annotations.

JUST THE TIC-TAC-TOE

"Taking the math out" first is helpful. Use your classroom surroundings, a funny image, we've used a strangely assembled peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a worked out math task and have students fill "three" annotations horizontally, diagonally or vertically. This can be done solo or in pairs.


ACTIVITY ORGANIZER

The graphic organizer can also be used as a random starter generator or in a BINGO-like activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full page included with this episode.

 


Other Ideas

  1. Have students create a personal boards with their favorite sentence starters.
  2. Mix up the prompts and create additional boards to play BINGO-style.
  3. Challenge students to design their own annotation game boards.