Tips for Teachers - Asking Good Questions http://www.edb.utexas.edu/minliu/pbl/TIPS/question.html#hots
Edutopia: The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom http://www.edutopia.org/asking-students-good-questions
Using "Think Time" and "Wait Time" Skillfully in the Classroom http://www.ericdigests.org/1995-1/think.htm
Methods for Documenting Student Progress http://newteachersupport.suite101.com/article.cfm/methods_for_documenting_student_progres
Response Logs for Content Classrooms http://www.wku.edu/3kinds/rjprlmain.html
Rubric for Response Logs http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Mountain/9112/journalrubric.html
Two Stars and A wish: This peer assessment is particularly useful for the writing process. Students pair up and read the others work. The reader must identify two things the author did well (stars) and one specific suggestion for improvement (the wish). The teacher can use this strategy as a formative assessment by circulating around the classroom and listening to the conversations between partners.
Peer Feedback and Self Assessment http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/two-stars-and-a-wish-1394
Assessing Learning: Peer and Self-Assessment http://www.nclrc.org/essentials/assessing/peereval.htm
This is a strategy where students evaluate their own learning in preparation for a chapter or unit test. They group themselves in the classroom around four different kinds of laundry detergent: Tide, Gain, Bold and Cheer. In their chosen corner they will work on activities to enrich or improve their understanding of the required content. The teacher provides support as needed, as well as help clear up misconceptions of the students and assess their level of knowledge before their test.
Summarization: To check understanding, ask kids to write three different summaries:
- One in 10-15 words
- One in 30-50 words
- One in 75-100 words.
The different lengths require different attention to details while compare and contrast with peers.
Doodle It Have students draw what they understand,instead of writing it.
Chalkboard Splash: Numerous students respond to a prompt/question on the chalkboard or whiteboard at the same time.
Two Roses and a Thorn: Name two things that you liked about a chapter, lesson, etc and one thing you did not like or you still have a question about. This can be used as a wrap up or an exit ticket.