1. This Group Skills Tracking Sheet
is included in the lesson plan series titled Using Children’s Literature to Develop Classroom Community which can be found under the Lesson Plans tab. It can be used with any lesson to assess various speaking skills during partner and group work.
2. Here is a Shared Discussion Observation Table
can be used to record notes about students’ contributions to group discussions.
3. Tennessee teachers
can complete an online course on formative assessment offered by Battelle For Kids that will help guide the development and implementation of high quality formative assessment across content areas and grade levels. This course offers 9 topics: (1) Introduction to the Formative Assessment Instruction Course, (2) Professional Learning Teams, (3) Overview of Assessment for Learning, (4) An Introduction to the 5 Keys of Quality Assessment, (5) Clear Learning Targets, (6) Sound Assessment Design, (7) Communication for Learning, (8) Student Ownership: A Critical Piece, and (9) Actionable Strategies: Putting it All Together.