If you are looking for a way to make your quizzes more interesting, this is a great activity to use. Start by creating however many questions you would like to use (probably no more than ten is best) based on a reading or story you just did in class. Make sure that your questions focus on target structures that you are working on or want your students to acquire. Show each question one at a time on the board and have students write their answer on a scrap piece of paper or Post-It note. They should then flip over the piece of paper and write their name on the back. They should not write the question number down.
When you have finished projecting all the questions and the kids have finished writing all the answers, walk around, collecting the little papers and put them in a grocery bag to mix them up. Project the first question on the board again. Choose any answer from the bag and read it aloud. Students must show two thumbs up if the answer is the correct answer for that question, or two thumbs down if it is not. If the answer is wrong, it may sound really silly. If the answer is correct, read the name of the brilliant student and have the class applaud. If it is not correct, shake your head sadly, and throw the answer back in the bag. Shake bag again and continue until all of the questions are correctly answered. At the end of the activity, have the students tell you the answers to each question and write them on the board.
If you wish, at the start of the next class, you can put the questions on the overhead again and give them the same quiz. This time have the kids answer all the questions and turn their papers in for a quiz grade. While this may seem like you are making the quiz too easy for your students, the prepping actually provides them with a lot of comprehensible input in a sneaky way!
Source: Jody Noble, The Noble Word