Analogies can be an effective strategy to assess for understanding. The link will provide you with why analogies are important.
This is a two column chart where students state their opinion, but then must be able to support it. It can also be used as an organizer in preparation for a persuasive essay.
This strategy can be used to activate background knowledge or can be used as a formative assessment. If you like the graffiti board you may want to give this a try. Directions are simple, and gets kids up and moving around. If you try it and it works well, please provide feedback so we can share with others.
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