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If you’ve always thought that formative assessment was complicated and confusing—and too much to add to what you already do—here’s a book that explains exactly how to make formative assessment a seamless and natural part of your teaching process. Emphasizing applications at the secondary level but relevant to all grade levels and every discipline, this “teacher’s eye” view of formative assessment explains how it benefits you and your students and provides lots of assessment strategies you can use before, during, and after instruction to improve your instruction and your students’ learning, including
To help you start using these strategies right away, there are dozens of examples of classroom practice, prompts to help you connect these examples to your own lesson plans, and case studies to deepen your understanding. You’ll also find sample templates to help you organize and track your assessment data and use it to improve the learning of all your students. (ASCD book, 2010) 7 7/8" x 9 7/8", 205 pages. Also available as an E-Book!
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.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.