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Checking for Understanding Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom by Douglas Fisher

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Published by ASCD .
Written in English


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Number of Pages164
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Open LibraryOL9842823M
ISBN 10141660569X
ISBN 109781416605690

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rated it it was amazing. This is a great book that talks about using oral language, written language, and other formative assessment techniques to check for a student's level of understanding. Very practical and diverse in terms of techniques/5. This new 2nd edition of Checking for Understanding has been updated to reflect the latest thinking in formative assessment and to show how the concepts apply in the context of Fisher and Frey’s work on gradual release of responsibility, guided instruction, formative assessment systems, data analysis, and quality instruction. In Checking for Understanding, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey show how to increase students' understanding with the help of creative formative assessments. When used regularly, formative assessments enable every teacher to determine what students know and what they still need to learn. Checking for understanding: Formative assessment techniques for your classroom (2nd Ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. This book is organized to highlight each of these media: oral and written language, questions, projects, and performances.

I remind them that it is faster and might seem easier to just keep reading, but their brains are still learning how to store all that information. I tell them the best way to start is to begin reading, and use the end of page as a reminder to check for understanding. The fun part is read the book Author: Ellen Herman. A bounced check is a check that the bank has returned (bounced back) to you because it’s worthless; that is, the check is for an amount greater than the actual amount of money you have left in your account. For example, if you send the phone company a check for $ but your actual balance is only $75, then that check will bounce.   Checking for Understanding (CFU) is the backbone of effective instruction. Checking for Understanding is the teacher continually verifying that students are learning what is being taught while it is being taught. CFU provides the teacher the opportunity to improve learning based on student responses throughout the teaching and learning process. Checking for understanding, reflecting, and summarizing are powerful techniques in ensuring student learning and engagement! This bundle offers 15 different strategies using these techniques to use to gauge your students' learning. The activities are printed 2 per page for more efficient use of pa.

If you ever have students who are reluctant to tell you when they don't understand something--or worse, tell you they understand when they really don't--then here's a book that gives you lots of ways to check for understanding. Learn why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective. And explore formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level /5(2).   Ideas for Teaching: Use a wooden checkmark to help students remember to check for understanding while reading. While reading with a partner, have the partner that is listening respond with, Model this strategy during your interactive read-alouds. Explain that Author: Allison Slusher. Teachers should check for understanding at least three times per lesson – after Introduction to New Material (INM), Guided Practice (GP), and at the conclusion of a lesson. Far too often teachers motor through INM right into GP without checking the class’s level of understanding. Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching. Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and easily check for understanding is a critical part of what you do.