Teaching Strategies

Brainstorming Before a World Language Assessment

For the most recent French 1 presentational writing assessment, I had my students complete a brainstorming sheet the day before the summative assessment. They had access to their notes, but had no idea that they would be able to use this brainstorming sheet on the assessment. Students wrote WORDS that did and did not describe… Continue reading Brainstorming Before a World Language Assessment

Teaching Strategies

Using Google Forms for Formative Reading Activities

This summer I attended a CARLA summer institute that allowed me to explore different apps that can be used for formative and summative assessments.  When exploring applications and website for assessing interpretive reading, Google Forms was my main focus. Usually when I have students complete a reading activity, they complete it on paper and are… Continue reading Using Google Forms for Formative Reading Activities

Teaching Strategies

CSI Thinking Routine

I recently attended a Making Thinking Visible workshop by Ron Richhart.  The focus on the breakout session was to help students develop routines of thinking. Thinking routines are: Tools that facilitate learning for students. Structures and scaffolds that help us engage the student. Patterns of behavior used over and over so that the thinking becomes… Continue reading CSI Thinking Routine