If you need a new formative assessment for your students, then Post It Note Palooza is for you! Post It Note Palooza is a formative assessment that gets your students up and moving that can be used across content areas. You choose 4 questions for your students to answer. Questions can be short answer, multiple choice, True or False, written answer, showing how to solve a problem, really the possibilities are endless.
You will need to decide what type of palooza you are having, I have included 20 different possibilities. You will hang 4 posters of the same type in 4 different areas in the room. Each poster is for a different color Post it note. You will label each poster with the color Post It note.
Once you have done the mini lesson, reviewed, read the passage or given directions, you will set a timer for the amount of tine students have to work on their questions.
As the timer sounds, students will stand up and walk around the room placing the post its on the correct poster. (I do not allow my students to take a pencil with them for this.) You will walk around to the posers and checking their responses and formally assessing their responses. (I star correct responses).
This gives you a quick and clear idea of where students are on a skill or standard.