Checking for understanding during whole group lessons! Over the years I have tried many methods of spot checking students’ knowledge of a skill. Many times we are choosing a sound or identifying a letter. I love Plickers, and use dry erase boards or Boogie boards frequently, but why not have a laminated letter wheel for quick assessents?
I created this simple prop for use with a variety of lessons. Just print, laminate and put in a basket near your teaching area. When you ask for the beginning, middle or ending sound of a word, or a letter to identify…just spin and pinch the letter or sound choice when it’s to show your learning!
T: Name something you can hear.
S: a horn
T: Pinch the letter that begins the word, horn.
S: (students turn the wheel to pinch the letters Hh)
Why does this work? Because you can easily scan for understanding by noting Gg and Ii on either side of the “pincher” fingers.
To grab a copy, click on the picture! Let me know how this works for you.