Reflection: Checks for Understanding Conflict - Lesson 2 of Cinder Book Two - Section 2: Lesson


I allow students to respond to questions in a variety of ways. There are many ways to do formative assessment and as many ways to view student responses.  One of my favorite is the use of small individual white boards.  

This can be expensive, so I want to suggest a way to make it less costly and more within your reach. Obviously, dry erase markers can be purchased at discount stores such as Wal-mart.  The expense comes in with the purchase of boards.  One way to get these at a much lower price is to go to your local hardware/building supply store.  Ask if they can cut interior shower wall material (It is a fiberboard sheet that has a hard white plastic-like coating on one side.) into 12 x 12 pieces.  This is what my boards are made of...they are not technically dry erase boards but look and function in exactly the same way.

Another alternative a fellow teacher of mine used is white card stock covered with plastic sleeves.  I haven't personally used these, but it is even less expensive that what I have. Let's face it, - money is always an issue.  If it allows you to have this resources it's worth a try.

Final note, when using boards in your class be sure to give each student a paper towel for erasing.

  White Boards
  Checks for Understanding: White Boards
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Conflict - Lesson 2 of Cinder Book Two

Unit 3: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 2
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT correctly identify at least one type of conflict in Cinder up to this point.

Big Idea: A good problem = a good story, so what's the problem?

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