Tip: True or False?
How do I do it?
The teacher makes a statement (written, oral, or pictorial). For example, “There are 48 states in the United States of America.” or “Photosynthesis is the process in which plants make their own food.” or “Frog starts with the letter T.” If the statement the teacher makes is true, students give a thumbs up, if false, students give the thumbs down. Discuss the answers, reteach, and explain wrong answers. Great for assessing student comprehension of content and vocabulary.
Variations & Extensions
Have students work in pairs or groups and give them 30 seconds to discuss and agree on either a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Project the statement on the board with visuals to support language learners.
Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 1
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Everyday ELL is now Every Language Learner.