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Choice Board Examples & Strategies

Use the Choice Board to allow students to display their voice and choice within their learning. The Choice Board can be used in multiple ways by the teacher to:

  • Engage students who finish early
  • Assess what students have learned at different points throughout the Unit
  • Extend the Unit or lesson
  • Allow students to display their learning in the Share section

The Choice Board is intended to provide content that can be added to the classroom’s existing Choice Board or to any bulletin board in the classroom.

The following is the Choice Board for this Unit:

Choice Board
Happy Habitat
Think of another creature or natural element of the habitat that your class has not included yet. Use the VEX GO Kit and your classroom maker materials to design and create another piece, and add it to the habitat.
Dear Tadpole
Write a letter from a frog to a younger tadpole to offer advice and insight on what it can expect growing up.
Animal Animation
Use your builds and habitat photos to create a simple stop motion animation to explain a phase of the frog’s life cycle.
Design a Build
Think of another organism that changes over its life cycle, (like a butterfly) and design a series of VEX GO builds that would be representative of the phases of its life.
Journal Prompt
If you were a frog, what would be the most exciting phase of your growth to you, and why? What can you do in your environment in that phase, that you can’t do in others?
Read and Research
Look up different types of frogs and make a Frog ID for each type that shows their size, coloring, habitat, and special skills.
Switch Perspectives
Write a Field Journal for any or all phases of the frog’s life cycle from the opposite perspective of the one your group chose. (If your group is writing the frog’s perspective, now work on a scientist’s.)
Scientist Discovery
Research what kinds of scientists do observations in nature as part of their job, and share how they use those observations in their work. What kinds of things do they study and why?
Frog Fortune Teller
Fold a fortune teller and make each flap about a different phase of the frog’s life. Include a fun fact and a “frog fortune” in each.