Are you on the lookout for assessment to use during your habitat study? Assessment is an integral part of planning and determining student learning. Use the give one, get one and one word web formative assessment strategies to determine learning and help you plan activities and projects that target individual learning needs.
Formative Assessment Strategies
Two strategies that you can use to assess students during a unit on habitats are the Give One, Get One strategy and the One Word Web.
Give One, Get One Strategy
For this activity, students will either need a scrap piece of paper or a give one, get one template. Give students a few minutes to jot down 5 facts they have learned about habitats. When students are finished, they circulate around the room and share their ideas with other students. Students “give” one of their ideas to a classmate and “get” another idea in return. They should not get more than one idea from each classmate. After students have completed this activity, ask a few students to share new facts and ideas about habitats that they learned about during this activity. Take in the activity sheets and look at the information the students have recorded. Use this information to determine what students have learned about habitats and to plan further learning opportunities.
One Word Web
The one word web is another great formative assessment strategy that can be used to track student learning. At the start of your habitat unit, give each student a copy of the one word web graphic organizer. Students write words related to habitats on the lines. At different points during the unit, return the graphic organizers to the students and have them add words to their webs. Each time you return the webs to the students, ask them to print the words they add in a different colour. As you look at the webs, you will be able to track student learning by studying the different coloured words the students added to their webs at different points throughout the unit.
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Next Article: Habitat Resources and a LinkUp
- Habitats Part 1: How to Introduce Your Students to a Unit on Habitats
- Habitats Part 2: How to Promote a Student’s Habitat Vocabulary Development
- Habitats Part 3: 5 Interesting Ways to Use Writing in a Habitat Unit
- Habitats Part 5: Habitat Resources and a LinkUp
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