AFTER the LESSON: Students assess their learning

  1. KWL CHART: Take a look at your KWL Chart and fill out the last column.
  2. CONCEPT CHECK: Go over vocabulary words and your concept map again.
  3. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? Students will each have a chance to say how this lesson might help them in a future career.  For example, a student who wishes to become an architect must know how to solve this type of problem.
  4. TWO Heads are Better than ONE:  Work in pairs and help each other to complete the math problems that I give to complete in class.  Whomever is most adept on problem solving is to explain their method to their partner.  We will go over these problems in class.
  5. Students should check TEXT on their anticipation guide for every statement that matches what they read in the text.
  6. Students use the Compute and Question steps in their 6-step SQRQCQ guide.
  7. Image, Elaborate, Predict, and Confirm (IEPC).  Use this technique to help students create mental images and remember what they read.
  8. Use Discussion Web Strategy to review what students learned.
  9. WTL (writing to learn) is a technique in which students write about what they have learned and in the process clarify their ideas.
  10. Admit Slips and Exit slips are notes students anonymously write to notify the teacher of what they do not understand and what they particularly like (or dislike).
  11. Keep a journal regarding the subject. This can be written as a bio poem if desired.
  12. Journal emotional reactions to new concepts.
  13. Keep a sketchbook about the lesson
  14. Double Entry Journals (DEJs) are like the response journal, but it allows students to relate both idea and response.
  15. Learning Logs are used to record concepts as they are learned.
  16. Use Jigsaw Reading to go over the lesson. Jigsaw reading is a cooperative technique of organizing classroom activity that makes students dependent on each other to succeed. It breaks classes into groups and breaks assignments into pieces that the group assembles to complete a jigsaw puzzle.
  17. Use Radio Reading to summarize the lesson.  This is a strategy in which students read a text, make notes or highlight, then summarize the information.  They compare and discuss with others in their group then present their findings in the form of a radio broadcast.