Group Grid

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In Group Grid, group members are given pieces of information and asked to place them in the blank cells of a grid according to category rubrics, which helps them clarify conceptual categories and develop sorting skills.

Team Jeopardy

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Team Jeopardy is a game in which student teams take turns selecting a square from a grid that is organized vertically by category and horizontally by difficulty. Each square shows the number of points the team can earn if they answer a question correctly, and more challenging questions have the potential to earn more points. Download example slides here: Google …

Quick Write

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Quick Write is a learning assessment technique where learners respond to an open-ended prompt.

Active Reading Documents

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Active Reading Documents are carefully prepared forms that guide students through the process of critical and careful reading.

Update Your Classmate

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Update Your Classmate is a short writing activity where students explain what they learned in a previous class session to set the stage for new learning.

Advance Organizers

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An Advance Organizer is a tool that professors can present to students prior to a lecture to help them structure the information they are about to learn.

Background Knowledge Probe

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A Background Knowledge Probe is a short, simple, focused questionnaire that students fill out at the beginning of a course or start of a new unit that helps teachers identify the best starting point for the class as a whole.

Frames

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A Frame is a template of sentence stems that provides the shape of a short essay, but not the content. Students complete the sentences, expressing their ideas in their own words, but doing so within a clear and organized framework.

Technique 45 - Individual Readiness Assurance Tests

Individual Readiness Assurance Tests

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Individual Readiness Assurance Tests are closed-book quizzes that students complete after an out-of-class reading, video, or other homework assignment.