Make these versatile assessments a part of your sheltered instruction tool box. They focus on communicating ideas with written language by using sentence frames and prompting students to explain their understanding of the topic. You can use them as quizzes, formative assessments, exit tickets, or entrance tickets.
These one question formative assessments are written to measure student attainment of lesson objectives related to qualitative graphs. They align with CCSS 8.F.B.5. They are written to be a direct match to the content and language objectives I have written for qualitative graphs, or they can easily be used as a stand alone product.
There are five different versions, printed two to a page. Answer keys are included.
10 Suggested Ways to Use
1.Use these as an official quiz to record as a grade in your grade book.
2.Use different versions as retakes.
3.Use as exit tickets and include them as a part of your instructional routine to provide closure to a lesson.
4.Print them and have students complete at the end of the class period as a non-graded formative assessment to demonstrate understanding of the lesson.
5.Project a question and have students copy and complete the question as a part of an exit routine (then you don’t have to print them!).
6. Sort the students’ work in to different piles:
Pile 1: Shows full understanding
Pile 2: Shows partial understanding
Pile 3: Shows no/minimal understanding
*Use the results to regroup students for re-teaching or enrichment.
7. Review the results with students.
8. Analyze errors as a whole-class activity.
9. Practice writing answers/sentences that clearly communicate the ideas using academic vocabulary.
10. Do a quick recap of a previous lesson by reusing the exit tickets as entrance tickets or as a DO NOW! activity.