- This is a great technique to generate conversation and discussion
- Students reflect independently, then share with a partner. This encourages students to share their ideas in a less intimidating setting, before moving into larger group discussion.
- Allows educators to assess for knowledge and understanding of any particular topic.
- This is a really quick assessment strategy!
- Students list 3 things they learned, 2 applications or examples, and 1 question they still have about the topic.
- It can be used for any topic, subject or grade level
- I would use this as a type of exit slip.
- I like the idea of the jigsaw, because it gives students the opportunity to become an ‘expert’ on a particular topic, and then they get to show off their new knowledge by teaching it to their peers.
Bingo or Jeopardy Games
- This is a good strategy to cover lots of information in a short time.
- It makes for a great ‘review’ activity
- Allows teacher to get a better idea of what material needs more attention and of what students know or don’t know.
Journals and/or Writing
- This is a really great way for teachers to see where their students are at and what they are thinking about what they have just learned.