A great way for students to reflect and self-evaluate how they are doing in their own learning. Here are a few ways you can use it:
- Photocopy and cut one scale per student. Give it to them at the beginning of a lesson. Give them red, yellow and green crayons/colored pencils. About 1/3 through the lesson, have students self-evaluate where they feel they fall on the scale with the red crayon by circling where they feel they are. About 2/3 through the lesson, have them do the same with the yellow. At the end of the lesson, have them do the same with green.
- Photocopy and laminate a class set of self-assessment scales. Have whiteboard markers ready for students to use. As students are doing a self-guided portion of the lesson, have them self-evaluate where they feel they fall on the scale and leave it at the edge of their desk. This way, you can more easily see which students require re-teaching, etc.
- Put the image of the self-assessment scale on students’ notes/vocab at the start of the unit. As you progress, encourage students to write the date/time of when they reached each phase.