This is a great QUICK assessment of what vocabulary your students understand. It can be used at the beginning, during, and at the end of unit on specific themed words associated with a specific unit. It can also be used to assess new vocabulary students encounter while reading.
I think this version because it's a little more simplified version for students not quite ready for complex vocabulary charts and checks. It has three options and is simple to use!
I also make sure all students feel comfortable sharing - even if that means they show a fist for a word they don't know!
I hope this helps you and your students!