Thursday, April 27, 2017

Check for Understanding: Generative Sentences

Generative Sentences is a way to check for understanding in any subject while including some sentence structure and grammar. To determine if students have a grasp on the content…
  • Ask them to write a sentence to demonstrate understanding.
  • Sentence must have the word you give them at the position you tell them and sentence must meet your length requirements.
In the first example below, students must use the word “cell” in a sentence with more than 6 words and “cell” must be the 3rd word. If your content is biology and their sentence is “I love cell phones that are pink.” You know they don’t understand content. “A plant cell is surrounded by a thick, rigid, cell wall.” This sentence might demonstrate understanding of content about plant cells.

The second example shows some additional criteria that could be used.
Make it your own based on your students and your content.

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Find this and more great ideas in the webinar recording
Unstoppable Learning with Dr. Douglas Fisher.

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