A compilation of sample formative assessment used in various content areas and age groups to determine extent of student learning.
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A task rotation provides 4 different ways to learn the same content. Each task focuses on a particular learning style. Students choose the one they want to complete but all learn the same content. I usually have students choose 2 of the 4 tasks.
Creating a crossword puzzle from vocabulary words definitely involves higher order thinking. It not only is a fun activity but helps students to build essential content vocabulary necessary for more indepth understanding of content.
Students often need help to make notes for study tools. This example could be used for any content by simply changing the questions asked. It is an organizational tool to help students decide what's important to know from the text.
This activity requires students to sketch out the process of Alternation of Generations. Physically drawing the process allows for greater retention of learning because it helps to create a mental image of the important concept.
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