The Vocations Test—Unit 3

Grade 4—Unit 3

Tools:

  • Word Processor: Word, Pages, Google Docs
  • Teacher will need access to either Socrative or Kahoot!

Reference Material:
Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation

Duration of Project:
This project will take two to three days and should be done in conjunction with your lesson(s).

Objectives:

  • Dedicate our lives in service to God, who loves us unconditionally.

Activity:
As we read in the Unit Theme, Paul describes God’s people as citizens of heaven who have been redeemed by our Savior and given a special work to do. What better time than now to introduce our students to the Table of Duties? Spend a lesson going over the Table of Duties with your students. This would be an excellent time to invite your pastor into your classroom to talk about our vocations.

After your (or your pastor’s) lesson on the Table of Duties, put students in groups and have them make up test questions on the Table of Duties. Have them write four true/false questions and four multiple choice questions. Once they complete their questions, have them turn them into you for feedback. At the end of the lesson, take the best questions that were created and build either a Kahoot! or a Socrative test to administer to your class. (You will need a device for every student to administer this. It can easily be done in a computer lab setting.)

Critical Teaching Moment:
As students create their tests, they will be excited to be put in the teacher’s position. Make sure you are constantly checking in with each group as they create their questions. It is important that you ask lots of questions of the students. Students will be trying to create questions that stump the rest of the class. Work with groups to iron out that these are not the type of questions you are looking for, and that we want people to show us their knowledge, not experience “gotcha” questions.

Differentiation:
Because this is a group activity, be sure to evenly distribute ability levels throughout your groups in the classroom. Think about assigning jobs for each group, then allow students to take roles in the group that they will excel at so one student does not try to take over the entire project.