Editor's note: Our favorite library media specialists, the Link Ladies, are back with a home run! With the World Series on everyone's minds, this app-based activity using the Storyworksplay "When Girls Ruled Baseball" will be a hit with your students. We've heard from many teachers that Kahoot has been super successful in their classrooms, and we believe this step-by-step plan will convince you, too. And if you're already familiar with Kahoot, you can skip this one and just grab the Link Ladies' ready-made Kahoot here!
It’s the bottom of the 9th inning, bases are loaded, you are up to bat… SHE swings… SHE hits… it’s… going… all… the… way...
Kahoot, free in the iTunes store
Why use it?
Kahoot lets you create interactive quizzes or assessments to help you quickly find out what your students learned from a text or activity. The activity that follows focuses on assessing comprehension, but the beauty of Kahoot is that you can make it about anything you want. Advanced features: Your students can even ask questions within the quiz for further interactivity. And you can add pictures or YouTube videos to your Kahoot Quiz.
1 class period to read and discuss the read-aloud play
10-15 mins (depending on the number of questions in your quiz)
What you’ll need:
The read-aloud drama in the October/November issue of Storyworks, “When Girls Ruled Baseball”
iPads with the Kahoot app
How to get started: We have created a Kahoot for you to use with this article. To create your own custom Kahoot, sign up for a free account: