Check out activities that are afL try along with your learners.
They include ideas on collecting information, the strategic use of questioning, giving feedback, and introducing peer and self-assessment.
Ask learners to write one sentence to summarise what they know about this issue during the end or start of a lesson. You might focus this by telling them to add e.g. what or why or how etc.
In the final end of a lesson learners share due to their partner:
- Three new stuff they have learnt
- Whatever they found easy
- What they found difficult
- Something they would like to learn as time goes on.
Give learners red, yellow and cards that are greenor they can make these themselves in the home). At different points during the lesson, ask them to select a card and place it on their desk to show just how much they understand (red = don’t understand, yellow = partly understand, green = totally understand).
Use notes that are post-it evaluate learning. Give to groups, pairs or individuals and ask them to resolve questions. For instance:
- What have I learnt?
- What have i discovered easy?
- What have I found difficult?
- What do i do want to know now?
When a learner has finished a exercise or worksheet, inquire further to draw a square from the page. If they partly understand, yellow and if everything is OK, green if they do not understand well, they colour it red.
In the end of a task or lesson or unit, ask learners to create one or two points that aren’t clear for them. The teacher and class discuss these true points and come together to ensure they are clear.
At the beginning of an interest learners create a grid with three columns – whatever they know; what they want to understand; whatever they have learned. They start with brainstorming and filling out the initial two columns and return to the then third at the conclusion of the unit.
Ask learners the thing that was the most, e.g. useful, interesting, doing homework surprising, etc. thing they learned or in this unit today.
Give learners four cards: A, B, C, D (or they are able to make these themselves in the home). Make inquiries with four answers and get them to demonstrate you their answers. (more…)