Looking for an EASY way for students to SELF-ASSESS & SET GOALS in reading, writing, & math workshop?! Check these out!
What Inspired me to create these?
-A greater need to incorporate self-assessment into my students’ routines to promote problem solving,
reflection, & goal-setting
- Ever since I began teaching “workshops” I have felt stressed by the need to give them some kind of grade for their workshop behaviors, work ethic, and responsibility. I found myself not giving these grades even close to often enough, and when I was finally ready to, I felt unsure of EXACTLY how they had done that past week/couple weeks. Although I had a general idea, I felt it should be more exact. So, by giving my students these self-assessments, half of the work was already completed, and the “guessing” was made easier. If I am not SURE if they were a “problem solver,” I can just go with their answer. They are usually pretty honest and hard on themselves! PLUS, these included self-assessment AND goal-setting, two things I am trying to
incorporate more of anyway!
How do I use them?
-Every week/biweekly students grade themselves by circling the point value they feel they deserve. These criteria were “created” and recorded on our beginning of the year workshop anchor charts. The students thought they CHOSE the criteria, but really they didn’t- these were already made. :)
-After circling point values and writing their name and date, I require them to set a goal. I make this SUPER easy by saying, “You may show me next week’s goal by simply drawing a star next to the criterion you would like to improve next week, OR if you super ambitious, you may write your own goal. You may make it as
specific as you would like. Think about what exactly you would like to improve upon as a reader/writer/mathematician.”
What happens to them?
-I circle the final point values with a pen, record a score, and return the self-assessments. I have them store the half-pages in their binder. Then the second time they need to fill one out, they complete the other side.
TIPS & TRICKS:
-Copy these front to back to save paper and space in students’ binders. I positioned these on the paper so you could hole punch both sides after copying, cut down the middle, and be ready to go!
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