SIOP: Review and Assessment

Understanding Component 8

1. Comprehensive Review of Key Vocabulary

This allows the teacher to ensure that students are able to evaluate which information and which terms are most critical for understanding a concept.

Activities shown below are:


Quiz, Quiz, Trade - This cooperative-learning technique has students review information with other students by asking and answering questions.


Whack-a-word - Call out a word and whoever hits it first with the hammer gets to keep it. You can call out a word and the card can have a picture; you can call out a definition and the card can have the word.

Quiz Quiz Trade
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2. Comprehensive Review Of Key Content Concepts

Review content directly related to objectives throughout lesson; use graphic organizers as review.


Fact Swap Review Game for Any Subject. To begin, each student writes three facts about the subject in the top three boxes. Then students walk around the classroom swapping facts. A student must give a fact in order to get one. At the end, each student should have 9 different facts.


Below are examples of graphic organizers.

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3. Regularly Give Feedback To Students On Their Output

  • Use exit tickets
  • Clarify
  • Correct responses



The chart below clarifies the correct way to give feedback to students.
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4. Conduct Assessment Of Student Comprehension And Learning

Use a variety of quick reviews: thumbs up-down, numbered wheels, small

dry erase boards; include student self-assessment, formative and alternative assessments.



The video below explains the power of portfolios as assessment tools.
Component 8: Review and Assessment
This video shows more alternative assessments.
Alternative Assessment for ELL Students