Checking for Understanding - Quick Formative Assessments

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Science Teaching Junkie Inc
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PreK - 12th
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Science Teaching Junkie Inc


My goal this year is to do a better of job of checking for understanding (or quick, simple formative assessments). I created some cards to attach to the student desks that will do just that!

Just download the file and print on green, yellow, and red card stock. The GREEN is for students who totally understand the concept, YELLOW for students who kind of understand and RED for students who don't understand. To increase the functionality, I also printed the letters A, B, and C on the back in case I want to use them for a quick multiple choice response. (You may want to laminate for durability.) Then, punch a hole in the top corner and connect the 3 cards with a metal book ring. If you have the typical student desks you could use a string or ribbon to connect the ring to one of the metal bars on the desk. I have permanent lab tables, so I am going to use ribbon to connect them to the base of the gas valves or base of the sink faucets that are on the student lab tables.

Enjoy the FREE printables and let me know how it goes!!

UPDATE: Samantha from Dallas recommended that I add a 4th card (one that had the letter "D" and on the back had a space for students to write an answer using a dry erase marker, which will work great if you laminate the cards.) Thanks to Samantha, the change has been made.

If you like these, check out my updated version by clicking here.

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