1. The teacher determines which verbs are appropriate for the lesson or unit and fills in the teacher version of the scale accordingly.
2. The teacher provides students with the reflection sheet and a sticky note that contains the learning scale.
3. The teacher explains that the purpose of a learning scale is for students to monitor their progress throughout a unit. The teacher also explains the meaning of each verb.
4. Students copy the complete learning scale onto the sticky note and places the sticky note onto the empty box located on the “Student Progress Monitoring and Reflection Sheet.” Teachers can also choose to have students cut out the scale and tape/paste the scale into the empty box.
5. The student records the date, the number that corresponds to their current level, and evidence to explain their current level. Students also write a brief reflection, explaining what they can do to increase their knowledge and what the teacher can do to further assist.
*Note: The teacher must determine when students will track their levels. Students can reflect before instruction, in the middle, and at the end of a unit.
*To print on sticky notes- print the page with the 6 learning scales. Place a sticky note over each box. Insert the paper back into the printer and reprint.