Misconception check is a type of formative assessment. It is meant to see if students, when given a false fact, can identify what is the correct answer.
How to use the Strategy:
*Strategy can be used any time, but is best used when reviewing a lesson
to check for understanding.
1.The teacher presents a false fact about the lesson being taught. The fact should be written on the chalkboard or SmartBoard.
2.Each student decides whether he/she agrees or disagrees with the fact.
3. Each student then presents his her agreement/disagreement in
any of the following ways (teacher preference):
· colored card (one color for agree, another color for disagree)
· thumbs up/thumbs down
· stand up/sit down
4.Teacher mentally notes students’ agreement/disagreement with the false fact and their reasoning.
5. Teacher adjusts his/her teaching for the remaining part of the class period or for the next day.
6. Students learn how to evaluate their agreement/disagreement with the false fact and make adjustments for their learning.
*The teacher can also give out a correct fact and ask students if they agree/or disagree with the answer.
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