Classroom Ideas Writing Across the Curriculum: And districts all over the country are adjusting their curriculums to meet the challenge.
Create-A-Review No more boxes Well I mean technically the boxes are still there but now they're hidden and have variable sizes. And since everything no longer has to fit in to a 1 inch by 2 inch box it also allows for more problem types. More problem types Yep, now almost every problem on the site is also on the create-a-review.
There are some that wouldn't work or fit, but for the most part if you're looking for a problem it'll be there. Sort By Grade You can now sort by 1st through 8th grade or by subject. Kindergarten isn't on there simply because most of the kindergarten stuff on the site is interactive, not so much worksheets I should probably do something about that.
Full Page Sheets Now when you use the create-a-review it will automatically allow for full page sheets or even multiple pages. Basically it'll try to choose the best size page for you based on the problem sizes.
You CAN force it to use the half page format, but depending on the the problem types you chose they may or may not fit. For example, trying to create a review of 10 bar graphs would be impossible to fit into half a page. So you may have to do some adjusting manually. Updated Projector Mode With all the other changes made, projector mode also had to be completely changed.
Now it will attempt to create a So the page size will increase and increase to accommodate the problems. This will basically let it render everything readable, while also decreasing load times.
Shuffle for Best Fit In order to help keep things as small as possible I've added the option to shuffle the problems for best fit. The normal worksheet shuffle will essentially sort by problem width, while the 'force half page' will shuffle by problem height.
Moveable problems Now you can reorganize the problems to your liking. Create-A-Test More problems More problems. Now you can add up to 50 problems. The way that'll work with the answer column though is if you go over 30 it'll create a separate answer page with 2 student answer keys.
Answer Bank Now you can add an answer bank to the test. The way I've set this up is that not every problem will show up in the answer bank though, but logical ones will.
For example the question: Same thing with multiple choice answers. Space Below Problems Yep, now you can add more or less space between the problems Updated layout algorithm Without going into too many nerd details I've changed the way the problems will lay out if they span two pages.
Now instead of being a set size they'll expand to a percentage of the available size. And as always if you notice anything not working or looking quite right, please let me know.
Oh yeah, if you absolutely hate change and want to use the old version of the c-a-r or c-a-t you can find them here:Range of Writing provides multiple examples of student writing within a grade across a wide variety of content areas, curriculum units, conditions for writing, and purposes.
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