Look Back in the Text

Posted by Big Universe on Oct 18, 2011 11:11:22 PM

This seems to be a mantra said by all reading teachers in our school, no, our district: "Look back in the text." To find the answer, to find support, to find details, to find examples: you must look back in the text!

Problem was that when I assigned a book to my students using Big Universe it was difficult to go back in the text once students were taking the book's quiz.

But I found a solution.

Now this may be obvious to some of you, but this little trick has been so helpful to my students in the past week since I showed them how to do it. So, I felt obliged to share it with you!

You simply need to open Big Universe in two separate tabs or windows. To do this, open your browser and log into Big U. Then open another tab or browser and again go to Big U. (Most likely you will not have to log in a second time.) In one tab, open the book you wish to read and in the other tab, open the quiz you need to complete. Then you can toggle back and forth from one screen to the other, allowing you to read a question on the quiz and then to look back in the text.

My students caught on to this very quickly and were happy to learn and use this little technique. Hopefully, your students will find it helpful too since it allows them to easily take a quiz (or write a summary, or report, or essay about the book) and be able to look quickly back at the text they are reading.

~EMP

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