Buen Viaje Level 1 Chapters 1-12 Student Self assessment: English to Spanish Vocabulary Knowledge Rating Scale
This English to Spanish form allows students to monitor their own vocabulary acquisition, track their progress, and prepare for formative or summative assessments.
This pdf File includes:
1 page instructions sheet
24 English to Spanish Student Self Assessments: Vocabulary Knowledge Rating Scales (2 per chapter using vocab from Buen Viaje Level 1 Chapters 1-12)
24 copies of the form with the definitions filled in (answer keys)
1 blank copy of the form (you can write in additional vocab, use for a modified unit or differentiation, write in verb conjugations, etc.)
Directions to students: Carefully and honestly think about how well you know each word and rate yourself based on the scale. In the box next to each word, circle 0,1,2, or 3. For each word that you rank as a 2 or 3, write the Spanish word in the “TADA!” box. Check your “tada” boxes using your vocabulary sheet or dictionary. Make corrections if necessary. Don’t forget to adjust the number if needed. Reflect.
English to Spanish Vocabulary Knowledge Rating Scale
0-No clue- You haven’t heard or seen the word in Spanish. If you have, you don’t remember.
1-Recognition- If you saw it written in Spanish, you could match it correctly to the English definition or choose it from a word bank to complete a sentence. If you heard it, you could acknowledge that you have encountered the word before, but probably couldn’t easily recall its meaning. When speaking or writing, you might have thoughts like, “it sounds something like…” “it starts with the letter_ or has the letter _ in it”.
2-Production/Comprehension -You can recall the Spanish word from memory and say it correctly. However, you may have some minor spelling issues when writing it. If you heard it or read it, you’d know what it means, but it might take a moment and context clues to help you remember.
3-Own it! -You can quickly and easily recall the Spanish word, say it, and write it with correct spelling. You don’t have to think much about the definition when you hear it or read it in Spanish.
Directions for the teacher:
-Make 3 copies of the chapter’s Spanish to English Student Self Assessment: Vocabulary Knowledge Rating Scale
-After each self-assessment, have students check their responses against a vocab sheet or the answer key. If a student has marked “3”, but wrote the wrong definition, have them move their answer to “2”. Perhaps have them write in the correct definitions in a different color or highlight them.
-After the 1st time, have students compare subsequent charts to the previous ones to measure progress, look for patterns, and reflect on study habits.
-Reflection Questions: With which words have you made the most progress? Which words do you need to practice more? What are some strategies you will use to make more progress? Are you satisfied with the progress you are making?
Some suggestions for use:
Before introducing vocabulary for a new unit, have students complete the assessment 1 without any aids (vocabulary sheets, dictionaries, translators) . This can activate prior knowledge, provide a base line for monitoring progress, and serve as an introduction to the new unit. The 1st time (Assessment # 1) could also be reserved until after the first day or two of vocabulary practice. If the teacher reviews the self assessments, it may shed light on the effectiveness of or student engagement in the learning activities.
2nd time: Self-Assessment 2 should be completed midway through the unit. It can be used as a review before a graded formative assessment, a reflection on the students’ study habits and strategies (perhaps a change is needed if they are not progressing), or a post-assessment reflection.
3rd time: Self-Assessment 3 can be completed as part of a review for the summative assessment or in a later unit to recycle/refresh/review the material.
*If you use a choice board for differentiation
, students should use the lowest ranked (least known) words from this list in their choice board activities.
**Mix and match the Self assessments. You can find the Spanish to English version here