I write the name of a student in the left column and rate ( +, ✓, -) the listed categories (Listening, Speaking, Accuracy of Language and time on Task). I usually check the student at two different times during the activity and count up the points for the score, which I put in the column on the right. Ideally I would get to all students, but this is rarely possible. Instead, I tell the class that 2-4 students will be chosen at random during the activity. I try to get to each student at least once a week during speaking activities so that by the end of the week all students in the class have a grade. I learned not to tell them when they have been graded until end of the week when they all get their grades so that they continue to try their best throughout the week. Download the Spanish and French versions HERE:
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