Many classteachers now encourage the children in their classes to assess their own work - certainly in the UK. Have they achieved the WALT (We are learning to...), WILF (What I'm looking for... )success critera or lesson objective? Are they happy with their work, or could they do better? The following 'traffic lights' are for classroom display and help reinforce the need to self assess. At the end of each lesson, the children can stamp (or draw) a traffic light and then color in the appropriate color. If they are happy with their work they color green; if they aren't sure they color yellow; and if they feel they need more help they can color red. This may initially need a 'circle time' to introduce the traffic lights and, from experience, everyone will initially always mark all their work green for every lesson. However, this should settle down and quickly become an integral part of each lesson plenary.
If you visit my website www.the-treasure-box.co.uk I sell pre-inked, self assessment stampers that children can use to self assess each piece of work they complete.
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