Summaries are a good way for teachers to evaluate whether students are ready to move on when teaching complex information because it requires students to provide more than a one-word answer. Quick Write, Minute Paper, Reflections, and Muddy Points are all types of summaries.
Reached under my pillow - Rick
I wanted to know - Brooke
I will hurry up - Jennifer
No need to write the whole sentence - Carol
Most important things you want to share - Meri
Amber's FITs Strategies
This video features Amber, a 5th grade ELA teacher who has changed how Formative Instructional Techniques have changed what she does in her classroom and how it has changed her students' engagement level. Amber shares her experiences and successes using Formative Instructional Techniques.
Questioning & Wait Time
Based on Dylan Wiliams' book, Formative Assessment, Questioning and Wait Time are two of the most difficult teaching techniques to master.
"Explain how you got the answer,"
"My questioning techniques have been totally different," ... Nancy
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A-B-C-D Immediate Response
A-B-C-D is an interactive technique that is great for diverse learners because of its visual and kinesthetic components. See a demonstration and hear the technique broken down into steps and the rationale behind them explained.
It's cheap, low-tech and really, really easy to use. - Anne
Really good to help with testing strategy. - Nancy
Encourages students to explain their answers. - Lauren
Hot Seat - An Immediate Response Technique
Hot Seat is an interesting way to get students involved in a lesson while deeply probing their understanding. The technique begins with questioning one student who gives the answer, then other students join in, expanding on the topic.
Good way to review a lesson from the day before in any subject.
Plan questions according to the ability of students (call on Special Ed. students for more general questions).
Gets all students involved without letting them off the hook if they don't know the answer.
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Jigsaw - A Collaborative Technique
Jigsaw is a technique that many students like because they get to collaborate with classmates Jigsaw divides a complex lesson into smaller pieces to make it easier for students to understand. Then students teach their "piece of the puzzle" to their classmates so no one misses out on important information.
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