One of my favorite ways to do formative assessment with my kiddos is through them rating their own knowledge on a certain topic. Here is what that looked like in our unit on 3D shapes:
(If you have quetions on the cupcakes, I'll get to that later in another post I have scheduled.)
Another way to do this is through pictures that the students can stand by. For example, you could have a picture of a dirt road, a neighborhood street, and a highway. They could then relate their knowledge on a topic to those pictures. Its a fun, quick, and easy way to see where your students are at so you can tailor your teaching to them.
I have compiled a freebie of 14 different roadway pictures. It is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store and my Teachers Notebook store for FREE! Let me know if you use it and what you think. Comments make me happy! :)
Here is a question for you: Is there or has there been a push for formative assessment in your school?
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