I am a big believer in using open-ended questions. It's harder with younger students-I often have to call kids up individually to explain what they have written or drawn. But that extra work is worth it! I love seeing how they can apply what they are learning. They sometimes come up with things I didn't even think of. Learning how to choose a multiple choice answer is important, but it's also important that the students can show what they are learning without those prompts.
This was one of the answers I received on our weekly test this week. I LOVE her perspective. We watched MLK's I Have a Dream speech and read several books about him. This answer just knocked my socks off!