Top tips for memorable worksheets with black and white photocopies

October 31, 2017 · Print This Article

If you’re a teacher, you know the value of black and white copies. Put together a neat, insightful and helpful worksheet and have it distributed to your whole class in a couple of days – easy as that! But the process of putting together a memorable worksheet that will keep your students intrigued is a daunting one, so here’s some tips to making that knowledge stick.

  • Incorporate puzzles
    Worksheets that are simple questions and answers are okay, but they won’t keep your students attentive. Quite simply, they’re boring. Puzzles on the other hand act as a sort of game for the student completing his or her homework. Word search, crosswords and other fun puzzles featuring the facts and details from the syllabus are perfect for ensuring students enjoy the work – and the facts will stay put in their minds far more effectively. Plus there are plenty of easy-to-use puzzle makers available online.
  • Make it visually stimulating
    Black and white copied worksheets needn’t be boring to look at. Add some illustrations, speech bubbles and other interesting facts around the edges of the worksheet for an exciting worksheet that’s not boring to read. Line art is a good choice for illustrations as these can be coloured in, helping students add their own creativity to the worksheet.
  • Keep them fresh
    There are some concerns among teachers that the age-old worksheet is dying out. With teachers going the simple route, such as “Circle the right answer” or asking a question and leaving a blank space for an answer, worksheets are becoming monotonous. The trick here is to not over use worksheets, but when you do, keep them exciting, fresh and engaging.

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