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.
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.)
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 well! I have traditiona...
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
Common Core Posters - I Can Statements Math & ELA (Kindergarten)- Half Page Size
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.