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Using Wait Time in the Classroom

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Wait time 1 is defined as the _____.

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1. Wait time 2 is defined as the _____.

2. Research shows the typical length of wait time 1 and wait time 2 in the average classroom is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of using wait time in the classroom. Topics you'll be assessed on include defining wait times 1 and 2 in the classroom, as well as knowing the optimal wait time length, according to researchers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Wait time 1 described
  • Explanation of wait time 2
  • Typical length of wait time 1 and wait time 2 in the average classroom
  • Optimal length of wait times 1 and 2, according to research
  • Example when a teacher may prefer a short wait time

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on classroom wait times
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as wait time 1 and wait time 2
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the typical length of wait times 1 and 2
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a time when a teacher might prefer a short wait time

Additional Learning

To learn more about classroom strategies, review the accompanying lesson titled Using Wait Time in the Classroom. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know who originated the idea of wait times 1 and 2 in the classroom
  • Compare and contrast wait time 1 with wait time 2
  • Tell why implementing a longer wait time can make a lesson more efficient and effective
  • Explain the correlation between rote memorization and shorter wait times
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