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Constructed Responses w/ Forms

I was recently discussing with a third grade teacher the need for students to have many experiences writing constructed responses, similar to those on the SBAC assessments, without having to log in and access a practice, training, or interim assessment.  Using Google Forms is one way teachers can provide students with the experience of composing their responses digitally and give the teacher an easy, concise way to view the students' paragraphs.


ReadWorks.org and Newsela are excellent free resources for teacher to find quality short reading passages by grade or reading level, genre and/or reading skill/strategy. Look for a passage that has questions, particularly an open-ended response, associated with the reading.Scholastic News and Time for Kids would also be a useful resource for passages and questions. 


Once you have a reading passage and question(s) selected, you will open your Google Drive and make a Google Form that your students can access to write their response after they have read the passage. Above is an example of how a Reading Passage Short Answer Response Form might look.


Once the students have submitted their form, you will have access to the students' responses in a Google Sheet. This document will be created by Google as an option when you publish the Form. 



Originally posted by Paula Noda

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