Do you dislike vocabulary quizzes/tests? This is a great way to assess your students' knowledge of vocabulary words without giving them quizzes or tests. It involves creative writing and constructing sentences to use for vocabulary words.
The examples in this assessment are geared toward science classrooms, but this assessment is also available for other subjects.
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Page 1: Explanation of how I used the vocabulary assessment
Page 2: Example instructions for students for the vocabulary assessment
Page 3: Examples of actual vocabulary assessments (paragraphs, not an entire page)
Page 4: Vocabulary Assessment Scoring Guide