Over the years I have gone back and forth about the necessity of review days. Sometimes they have felt like a cop out or a waste of time and sometimes they have felt like a much needed way to pull together the big picture from a long unit of study. Review days can also be a strategy for teaching students how to study, which they can then take into other courses. I think the keys to review days are:
- having a variety of strategies to pull from according to subject, length of unit, and type of upcoming assessment
- keeping the goals in mind and avoiding busy work (Goals may be SAT vocab rote memorization, literary analysis essay preparation, or many other necessary pursuits)
In the spirit of adding to our collective review toolbox, I'm sharing 15 review techniques, and I would love to hear your additions and thoughts in the comment section below!