This past year I was going through the lessons and the students were doing great with the word or words during the lesson, but then as soon as we moved on to a new word they forgot many of the words that were not used all the time. So I decided that I needed to make up a core vocabulary board assessment, but I wanted to make it fun and not seem like a lot of work. Also, wanted to build it into my small group time.
Here are some ways to use the core vocabulary board without the students knowing that you are assessing them. Here is a checklist and a blank one for you to fill in the core vocabulary words you need to assess. The words listed are in the order presented in the lesson plans here.