HOW TO USE TOSS & GO GROUPING CARDS EVERY LESSON TO ASSESS AND ASSIST STUDENTS
Dear Amazing Teacher,
This scenario is familiar: you teach a lesson, explain the new concept, and set the students to work independently. Some get started right away, after a few minutes of rustling around and a couple of questions, the room is quiet (mostly) and students seem to be working on this new information. You answer questions for students that raise their hand or come to you. However, when you grade their finished work, there are at least 3 groups: those who mostly mastered the concept, those who have a couple of misunderstandings, and a few who missed the mark completely. But now it’s too late to reteach, as you’ve moved on to new concepts…
I have a quick and simple solution for you!
Teach your lesson.
Give students 5 minutes to start their independent work.
Place a card on each student’s desk indicating students who’ve got it, students who are getting there, and students who cannot do the work.
Pull each of the separate groups to a table and work with them.
You can direct students who’ve got it to pair up with students who have cards that indicate they need assistance. For example, “Butterflies, please pair and work with caterpillars.”
Once students have some experience with the cards, they can self-assess and grab the card that indicates their level of understanding and place it on their desk.
All students are different and you need an efficient way to assess where they are and then either reteach, clarify, or challenge them.
Toss & Go Grouping Cards support students striving to independently demonstrate their learning of the Common Core State Standards because you are helping them get to the next step with differentiated small group instruction. Print on card stock and laminate for extra durability.
Enjoy! - Trish
Drop me a line if you have any questions or suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org