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Carel Library Learner Quiz Pack for Secondary Schools

Magazine article School Librarian

Carel Library Learner Quiz Pack for Secondary Schools

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https://carelpress.uk/library_success_quiz_pack

This online resource contains 33 interactive quizzes for secondary schools. The user-friendly interface allows pupils to select a quiz from the options available in the pack--there is a good range of themes and subjects including Library Skills & the Internet, Books & Authors, British and World History; also quizzes on General Knowledge such as Capitals, Space and Animals.

There are different levels of ability in some themes such as general knowledge, so this Quiz Pack is suitable for a wide range of secondary pupils, particularly (but certainly not exclusively) Key Stage 3. Our pupils participate in quizzes on the library iPads (they work really well in this format) and this enables pupils to compete against each other to see who can obtain the highest scores in a quiz. It doesn't take long to complete each quiz, usually under 5 minutes, so this ensures that the activity fits neatly into a lesson.

The format of quizzes can vary, with some being the standard multiple choice options:

There are also 'drag and drop' style questions, and the 'draw a line' format:

These different question styles help to maintain interest; there's no fuss if a pupil answers incorrectly, and the answers are revealed after two attempts. A final score is awarded at the end of each quiz, and the library learner pack comes with tools that allow the librarian/teacher to see student activity live in their admin area, and also to look back at students' scores to see the themes where they might improve. …

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