Summative is assessment that summarizes learning.
Thumbs Sideways = I can do this, but not very quickly
Thumbs Down = I still need help to do this
At the end of the lesson, I will do the same progress check. One thing I realized is that during conferences I can be addressing these informal progress checks.
Another popular form of assessment can be rubrics. I admit, I am the teacher that creates the rubric and then shows it to the students. I can only recall creating a rubric with a classroom twice in 10+ years of teaching. I’m pretty sure it was to meet a requirement for a class, too. Does this make me a bad teacher? I don’t think so. I think it just means I haven’t found an effective way of developing rubrics with a classroom. Do you have a successful way of doing this? If so, I’d love to have a conversation with you about it.
Another area I have tried, but not to a large extent is goal-setting with students. I find that many second grade students have a hard time setting reasonable, achievable goals within a timeframe without A LOT of teacher guidance. The only aspect of math in which I have had students set goals with some success is with math fact progress. Have you had success with goal setting in the early primary grades?
In getting ready to implement Guided Math & Math Workshop in the fall, I have started putting together a binder of resources. In it, I have basic information about my Math T.I.M.E. workshop approach. I have included a basic outline of what fits into each component. I also made a list of Must Do / May Do activities. Each of those areas has its own divider and I have started organizing all of my resource files there.
I recently discovered a pocket chart I haven’t been using in the past few years. Amanda over at Reaching for the TOP suggested that I use it for my math workshop. Lightbulb moment!! I can place the T.I.M.E. letters across the top, one in each color column. In the pockets under each heading, I can place index cards with the must do/may do choices for that day. Since I anticipate only having 3 groups (most of the time), I can place student names under the T column for those I plan to conference with.
Now that we are nearing the end of the book study, how are you getting ready to implement Guided Math & Math Workshop in the Fall?