This strategy will help students to:

• recall prior knowledge and identify future learning needs.


  1. Students or the teacher devise a set of quiz questions related to the health or safety topic.

  2. Students individually complete the quiz then discuss the questions as a class.

  3. Use the questions that students had difficulty answering to guide the selection of further learning experiences.


For True/False oral quizes, students can indicate answers with thumbs up, thumbs down and thumbs sideways (unsure of answer). This allows students to contribute without the pressure of having to write answers. It also allows for a very quick, informal assessment and allows you to identify students who might require extra support within the lesson or for the next lesson.