Spice up Your Lesson: Have Students Create Educational “Motivational Posters” with Google Drawings


What a great idea for language classrooms! Read more at http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/02/motivational-posters.html


English Lesson Planning: Peer or Self-Assessment? Benefits and Challenges


A short discussion and practical ideas at https://richardjamesrogers.com/2018/02/11/peer-or-self-assessment-benefits-and-challenges/

English Lessons: Video on Using Technology to Know What Your Students Know


Find the video at https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/tech-friendly-formative-assessment-sfusd



Collect and analyze formative assessment data


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Questions to Consider

  • What are the benefits of recording students’ academic conversations?
  • What are the benefits of storing student work digitally?
  • How does Ms. Dearlove use the data she collects?

Watch all the videos in this series.

Read the blog Five Essential Practices for Teaching English Language Learners.

Assessment Corner: About the Power of Rubrics


Are you using rubrics to assess your students’ work? How well do they work? Are they providing essential feedback to improve and guide their learning? If you are interested in this topic you may want to read 6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric at https://www.edutopia.org/article/6-reasons-try-single-point-rubric?utm_source=Edutopia+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4074bf600d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_011718_enews_howmetacognition&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f72e8cc8c4-4074bf600d-79039791

English Lessons Project-Based Learning With Student-Made E-Books


Using projects such as student-made books allows teachers to use them as formative assessments and add value to the activity since students create personalized projects. REad more in Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning at https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/student-e-books/

Quizlet Live: Four Activities for Speaking and Listening Practice


Practical tips at https://quizlet.com/blog/quizlet-live-four-activities-for-speaking-and-listening-practice

A Rubric to Score Math Writing in English Class


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