English language learners ages 11 to 15 take MET Go! to show their accomplishments in their English studies. Every MET Go! test taker earns an international certificate from Michigan Language Assessment. Learners who take the 4-skill exam study for the listening, reading, writing, and speaking sections. Here are some activities for teachers who are preparing students for the MET Go! Reading Section.

  1. Fill-in-the-Blank Quiz

    Choose an online quiz platform, such as Kahoot, and create a fill-in-the-blank quiz based on a passage that your students have read. Each sentence on the quiz should be missing either a vocabulary word or a grammatical item.
    Example: Every summer, my family goes to the __________ because they love the sea.  A) mountains B) beach C) forest
    Practice with an example with the students before beginning the game.
    You can also provide a word bank and ask students to create the fill-in-the-blank sentences. After creating the sentences, students can work in pairs and trade fill-in-the-blank quizzes.

  2. Group Jigsaw Reading

    Choose a reading, and divide it into 2-4 parts. Write comprehension questions about each part.
    Put students into in-person or virtual breakout groups. Assign each group one part of the reading along with that part’s comprehension questions. The students will work together to answer the questions.

  3. Sentence Unscramble

    Select a short text (2-3 paragraphs) from a blog or textbook that the class is using.
    Share the title of the text with students (individually or as an open speaking exercise) and have them make predictions about the text’s content.
    Copy 5 sentences from the text—from various points in the text—and scramble the words in each sentence.
    Show the students one scrambled sentence at a time on the white board or a shared document. Students will unscramble the words to make a complete and grammatically correct sentence.
    Reveal the answers and review any trends or common patterns.
    As a follow-up activity, students can read the complete text and answer specific questions about the reading.
    For an extra challenge, share the text with missing spots for the 5 sentences before students read the complete text. See if they can rebuild the original text.

To learn more about these activities, watch this short video.