Click here for examples of these Rotation Squares.
and here for more examples!
What to do:
The squares are an adaptation of my concentric squares idea. Click here.
The question must be placed in the middle of the page. Around the question are prompts explaining what must be done. Students then rotate around the square completing the question in particular sections.
The idea is for students to understand what is required for a particular question worth a particular amount of marks.
Or the rotation square can be used to show how a question can be worth many marks with a different command word. So the 1 mark version can go in the middle and then the 2 mark, 3 mark and 4 mark around the outside.
The rotation squares shows the subtle differences between questions and how much they are worth. Exploring exactly what is required from you.
- Image in the middle could be used as a separate activity- (arguments for / against).
- The square could be used to get students to focus on their targets (in groups) on the question type they need to improve on and develop a model response for another group to peer assess. Model responses developed for all question types and shared with whole class.
- The square could also be used to plan (against criteria) what points to include so if planning is a weakness and waffling is a strength – this activity would help focus.
Idea from @TomBrush1982 post written/explained by me. Variations added by @SLT_Kat