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(ASCD Arias publication, 2013) 5" x 7 3/4", 48 pages.
Book Review for Grading and Group Work: How Do I Assess Individual Learning When Students Work Together?
“The heart of the book is the how-to individually assess students who are working in groups. Brookhart covers everything from oral conferences (which I think are a wonderful idea) to student reflections on their learning (written), to summative assessments that have precise, well-designed questions, she offers several, well-crafted solutions to really get to the heart of the assessment process in group learning.”
—Steven Anderson, Director of Instructional Technology, Winston-Salem, NC Reprinted with permission from the Web 2.0 Classroom blog
The practical advice in this ASCD Arias publication helps you use tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
In this guide, experts Susan M. Brookhart and Jay McTighe show how best to incorporate the formative learning cycle into everyday instruction. They offer techniques for sharing learning targets, assessment activities to use in the classroom, and strategies for providing student feedback.