Formative assessments are used in the classroom to get a pulse on the learning of your students. Teachers take these quick assessments and then use them to guide and enhance their instruction. After teaching a concept and believing that your students have grasped the knowledge your standards require - distribute this formative assessment to see if students gained the the understanding you hoped they would.
I created this formative assessment on a half sheet - and then duplicated it as the same in the space below. I liked to make a short stack of copies of these - then cut them in half - and then accessible to me if/when the need to assess my students would present itself.
This formative assessment is easy to use, self explanatory, and then a quick read for the teacher. Students will respond to their learning today by linking what they learned to something else using the format of a simile in their response. The teacher collects them - maybe does a sort - or learns if there are any gaps in his/her students' learning. I never took grades on formative assessments. After reading your students' responses - the information you gather could guide or redirect your instruction with those students.
- The preview is showing a portion of the actual formative assessment tool.
** If you like this formative assessment - check out the other ones I have posted here too!