Daily Goal Setting Sheets

For students that tend to have a hard time focusing, DGS are an amazing tool to help students stay on track. I used these whenever students worked on project based learning assignments. [gview file="http://yourscienceteacher.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Daily-Goal-Setting.doc"]

Formative Assessment Strategies

Formative assessment is a very useful tool for teachers to get instant feedback and determine a student's comprehension.  Below are a collection of strategies I've found to be successful in the middle and high school settings. [gview file="http://yourscienceteacher.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Formative-Assessment-strategies.pdf" save="1"]   [gview file="http://yourscienceteacher.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Checking_For_Understanding.pdf" save="1"]   College Board's Springboard program has some…

Read – Write – Draw

Use this reading strategy to break down material so that it's chunked into smaller pieces of information and then draw pictures that help make connections to the material and will serve as a trigger when using this information. Example One: [gview file="http://yourscienceteacher.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Read-write-draw.pdf"] Example Two: [gview file="http://yourscienceteacher.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Read-write-draw-2.pdf"]

Think Aloud

A great reading strategy to make you think about what you're reading. In one assignment, you have 7 different ways to connect to the material. [gview file="http://yourscienceteacher.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/think-aloud.pdf"]

Frayer Model

This graphic organizer was designed by Dorothy Frayer and her colleagues at the University of Wisconsin to provide for a thorough understanding of new words and concepts. Frayer Handout [gview file="http://yourscienceteacher.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/frayer-model.pdf" save="1"] or download  Folding Directions [gview file="http://yourscienceteacher.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FoldedFrayerModelDirections.doc" save="0"]