True or False Sticks: Informal Assessment FREEBIE!

Welcome to a new week, friends!
For those of you who've started back to school - take courage! 
I know the beginning of the year can be tough: keep plugging away and invest in this new batch of kiddos!
Check out my post on 5 things to tell your students
the first week of school:
For those of you who are still on summer vacation, savor today! Whether you're out in the sun or working away in your classroom to prep for the new year, take some time to enjoy your last few days of vacation - they won't last long!

Today I have a {FREEBIE] to share with you!

In my classroom, it was a big deal to me that all of my students were engaged and active in the learning at all times. No slackers allowed! One way I increased student engagement during review of a concept was by using 
True or False Sticks
As part of my back-to-school prep,
I would make one these sticks for each student. 
It's simple, really: I would just print and cut out the true and false labels and then glue them back-to-back onto jumbo popsicle sticks. Then, during class when I wanted to review something I had taught, I would have the kiddos pull out their sticks and hold them up as I asked a series of true or false questions. It was a quick and easy way for me to assess student understanding of a topic - plus it kept ALL students participating. 
Sounds like a win-win to me! :)

You could also glue the labels on each end of the popsicle stick:
 
I've also included some black and white labels for
ink-friendly printing:

I've created a FREE packet with these printables for you: 
*If you download, please leave feedback!*

I'm linking up with some awesome bloggers. Click the links below to see what other teachers have made or tried this week:

Question: How do you keep students engaged in the classroom?

3 comments

  1. Thanks for the freebie :) Those are adorable & I'm sure my kids would love them!!

    Emily
    http://www.comfortablyclassic.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey Jessica,
    Loving your blog. In response to your question, yes, I try to keep things interactive but I have found that the cheapest and easiest way to keep students engaged is simply by being excited about what I am teaching, keeping it real and just plain having enthusiasm for the students and the subject matter. Have fun while teaching. If I'm having fun, the students are way more engaged than when I'm too serious and/or grumpy. Do I fake my enthusiasm some days? Yes, but after a class or two I find I have encouraged myself too! Be happy!

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