This is a great resource can be used as a quick formative assessment to see which weekly vocabulary words your students know and need to practice before even teaching your vocabulary lesson. It can even be used to check your students knowledge of their words throughout the week and then used to asses their knowledge at the end of the week all on one sheet of paper.
At the beginning of the week I distribute the sheet prior to introducing and going over each word. Students quickly rate the words by putting a check under the column that best matches their understanding of the word using a green crayon. As students are rating, I walk around to see which words students know and don't know. This give me an idea of what words I need to focus on. Once they are finished I collect their sheets. In the middle of the week I redistribute their sheets. Using a yellow crayon, they rate their words again. Hopefully, by this point more students are saying they can describe the words and know the words. This lets me know which words to continue to focus on or if I need to pull a small group. By the end of the week I give them back their sheets for the third and final time. They rate their words again using a red crayon. By this point they all should know their words and can describe them. After this final rating, students are then required to use each word in a complete sentence on the back to prove they truly know the word and how to use it.
It's quick, easy, and guides vocabulary instruction. My students love using the different colors so they can see how they are progressing on their words each week. It also gives them a better idea of which words they need to practice more in class and at home.