Our school is focusing on improving our "checking for understanding" strategies in order to get a more accurate pulse of the entire classroom compared to just cold calling on individual students at one time. We created these for each student's desk to hold up during a lesson or as we are reviewing problems to see which students are ready to move on, which need more practice, and which ones are totally lost.
Items to Gather:
- Red, Green, and Yellow cardstock
- Metal ring
- Hole puncher
Step 1: Create a template for checking for understanding.
Step 2: Cut out and laminate.
Step 3: Cut ribbon 1 ft. long.
Step 4: Hole punch cards and put on metal ring.
Step 5: Tie ribbon to metal ring.
Step 6: Tie on each student's front, right desk leg.
If you wanted to use this for a review activity, you could put "A", "B", "C" on the backs of cards and use it for preparing for assessments, tests, or just another strategy to check for understanding.
What a good feeling to know where each student stands during your lesson!