Most things in 5th grade seem to work on a 4 point scale, so for my classroom it made sense to make our scale a range of 4 numbers. If you prefer a 3 or 5-number scale, go for it! After completing an activity or exit slip, students know to read our I-Can statement and then, consider how/if they’ve mastered the standards.
At the bottom of each activity or exit slip, students record a 1 – 4 number grid in the bottom corner of their paper and circle where they feel are in the learning process! It’s a quick process and gives me great insight about the confidence levels of my friends. Using the number grid also tells students they are responsible for their own learning and they know they’re being held accountable.
So, there you go! A number grid is a quick and easy way to get the pulse of learning in the classroom, and it keeps students thinking about their learning. So, tell me, how do you help students monitor their learning? I would love to hear your ideas!
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A Rocky Top Teacher says
I like scales, but have not thought to use them in 2nd grade like this! Thanks for the idea! I will have to give it a try.
A Rocky Top Teacher
I love your anchor chart for scales. We use Marzano scales at our school and I love the way this one looks! Thank you for sharing!
I love this! I have no doubt most of my second graders could handle this!
Sally from Elementary Matters
Eclectic Educating says
I love self-monitoring! It is such a valuable skill for students to have. You always manage to do things in the cutest, most engaging way possible!
primary practice says
I love this, and the bright colors of your anchor chart. I currently a Levels of Understanding chart and recording sheet I created for "Heads Down, Hands Up" quick self-assessment. I like the way you have your students draw the grid on exit slips-I will definitely incorporate this idea!
Hi! Thank you so much. 🙂 We are all about bright colors!
I love this! I have tried some different ways of self monitoring but never thought of using 1-4…and we use that for so many other scales in class so it would work in well. Thanks Catherine!!
Shelley- TheWriteStuffTeaching says
I'm such a big fan of self assessment and use it often. Thanks for sharing this great idea!
We use the scales with our Check Your Understanding chart but I never thought to have them add the number on their work. Brilliant!!! Thanks for sharing:) Will be adding this to what's left of this year and starting it next year for sure:)
4th Grade Frolics
Susan Kelleher says
I use numbers 1-3 on a target in my classroom, but I really like the number 4 as I'm a Pro and can teach others! I'm going to add that to my exit slips! Thanks for sharing!
Susan Kelleher says
Cyndie at Chalk One Up for the Teacher says
I absolutely love this! We do something similar. I love that the students can monitor themselves. 4 is my favorite! 😉
Mme Aiello says
So simple, and yet so brilliantly effective! Love it.
Tammy – aka Madame Aiello @ Teaching FSL
Kaitlin Edmunds says
Hey there! I just LOVE this idea!!! I love it so much I will be implementing it from now until the end of the school year! Thanks so much!
K&C Love Grade 3
Jenn Bourney says
I have found that this is one of the best ways to have students monitor their abilities! Thanks for the reminder!
The Colorful Apple says
I want to come teach with you! I love this idea. It's such a great, quick way to gauge student understanding. I will be implementing this in my classroom next year. Thank you for sharing!
The Colorful Apple
Oh, Sara, I would LOVE to teach with you. You collect student data like a boss in really inventive ways…this is my weakness. This summer I need to do some serious blog stalking! 🙂 If you want to move to Kentucky this summer, we're hiring another 5th grade reading teacher 😉