Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom
If you ever have students who are reluctant to tell you when they don't understand something--or worse, tell you they understand when they really don't--then here's a book that gives you lots of ways to check for understanding. Learn why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective. And explore formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level: (1) Seven types of oral language (speaking and listening) strategies that close the gap between what students need to know and what they already know; (2) Four ways to use writing to check for understanding in any subject; (3) Student response techniques that increase participation and engagement; (4) Projects and performances that are easily integrated into daily classroom practice; and (5) Test items that help plan further instruction. Extensive classroom examples show you how to use these formative assessments to correct misconceptions, improve learning, and model good study skills for individual students or across multiple classrooms.
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Review: Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your ClassroomUser Review - Kari - Goodreads
What is wonderful about this book is that it reminds us of why we assess our students. Not just how to do it (which they do offer so many wonderful ways) but also why. Not for state testing ... Read full review
Review: Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your ClassroomUser Review - Thomas Henderson - Goodreads
Invaluable for both the new and the experienced teacher. Read full review
Why Check for Understanding?
Using Oral Language to Check for Understanding
Using Questions to Check for Understanding
Using Writing to Check for Understanding
Using Projects and Performances to Check for Understanding
Using Tests to Check for Understanding
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