As educators, it is best practice to check in with all of our students for understanding of new and challenging concepts.
While there are a number of ways to do this verbally, we can use visual supports to augment what we are doing on a daily basis.
Visual supports can help some of our students who are:
- shy or reticent; they might not want to share out with the class or small group
- struggling learners who are unsure of their understanding
- students who have expressive language challenges; they might not be able to verbalize a clear idea of what they understand
In these situations, we can use non-verbal means or visual supports to help our students show what they know
This freebie bundle gives you a couple of options on using visual supports to help assess comprehension.
This letter sized image can be posted in your classroom or therapy room for reference while in a lesson.
This smaller sized image can be cut out and laminated and then attached to any or all student workspaces.
When working with groups you can ask students…
- if they are “sunny?”
- to point to where they are with understanding
- to point or verbalize how they understanding has changed over the course of the lesson
Of course, this is not a tool to replace verbal check-ins with students, but another way of allowing our students to represent what they know from a lesson
If you like these visuals, be sure to go to my store and check out some other free and paid resources with visuals