Formative Assessment Lessons – Where Do I Begin?
Pam Wilson (@pamjwilson)
Hide a Where's Waldo figurine ($5 a Five Below) and have students fin and hide.
1, 3, 5, 7 minute cube timer, turn the time you want facing up ($12 on Amazon)
Hole punch problems you've already checked; students feel like they've earned something.
Green pens! Shoutout to Amy.
Pre-assessment: teacher doesn't answer questions, no discussion, 10 minutes, receive feedback later
Sort by their approach instead of correct answers for common conversations. Jot down questions. FALs suggests feedback- a feedback rubric! Label the rubric 'Q3' and pass out rubric to each group. Ask students to give a better response.
FALs can be used as a true pre-assessment or looking for gaps in previous knowledge.
"Do you agree with that answer? Can you explain it in your own words?"
Record your sorted matches on post-its in case you run out of time. Sort matches next to each other, not on top, so that everyone can see your reasoning.
End of Day Reflection:
Something I've learned...
Something I realized...
Something I was reminded of...
Two types of lessons: concept development- whiteboarding, card sort
problem solving- open ended, multiple ways of solving, analyzes student work