Do you struggle with on the spot lesson assessment? We love this idea for a quick, easy read on how your students are doing. It's called exit tickets. Give it a try!
This classroom norm allows students to give a more specific response as to whether or not they understand something. It is also a way for teachers to gauge student comprehension quickly. This can also be used to see if students are being challenged enough (challenge = a whole child tenet)
LOVE THIS!! Check out the level of student engagement, the quick transitions, and the effective "check for understanding" at the end of the lesson. Fantastic! From YouTube: Watch Kristin DeWit, veteran Whole Brain Teacher, guide her class through a lively geometry lesson.
Fist to Five check: learned about it in ESL Academy and want to use it this year. Students can show you their understanding without feeling embarrassed. So simple!
Multiple choice sticks - what a great way to check for understanding! The kids love using these. The instructions on making them are in the link
27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding The following infographic Mia MacMeekin offers up 27 additional ways to check for understanding. Some aren’t necessarily quick–”Test what you learned in a new situation”–but there are a dozen or more other ideas that are worth adding to your teacher toolbox, many of which aren’t content-related, but rather cognitively-related (Locate 3 people who agree with your point of view.)
Factors and multiples quick check idea! Great for formative assessments!
Here's a nice idea for a quick formative assessment of student understanding.
A free parent-friendly handout - 3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core + 10 Strategies parents can do to support the Common Core at home by Jen Jones & Kate Duty
I know data binders are really in right now, and I have always found them to be a great student motivator. Since they are personalized for the child, you can really sit with each student to discuss what he or she excels in - and which that he or she could be working on. Perfect for showing parents student progress as
Not Your Average Mom » Parents and Teachers – Common Sense + Common Core = a total f*cking mess
daily objective dry erase boards made with scrapbook paper and inexpensive frames!
These four free Close Reading Posters by The Teacher Next Door can be displayed in your classroom to help you teach this important Common Core strategy. All of these posters as well as an entire packet of close reading resources can be found in my Close Reading Using Informational Text Unit: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Close-Reading-Using-Informational-Text-Common-Core-4th-and-5th-1022517
wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1
This is a 44 page document that contains Essential Questions and Teacher Prompts for each of the 3rd Grade Common Core Literacy Standards. The ...
Common Core Organization
3rd Grade Thoughts: Getting Started with Whole Brain Teaching: The Core 4
Common Core is all about evidence!! Standard One for all grades is all about showing the evidence!! This is a great Anchor Chart for Textual Evidence Sentence Starters
Super easy print and display Common Core Standards Posters. Made by Jason's Online Classroom. This one shows first grade but he has grades K-5 posters and 10 different title slides to choose from. Click the picture to check it out.
Common Core Organization
FREE ideas & activities for 3rd grade teachers to use - aligned to Common Core standards
50 Common Core Resources for Teachers
Meet the common core curriculum with this fun original story complete with worksheets correlated to the common core language arts stands.
Are you concerned about recording grades for the new third grade Common Core Standards