A previous post (Formative assessment and Bloom's) connected formative assessment methods with Bloom's taxonomy. The chart below moves from very simple quick-checks such as hand signals to more complex and thorough methods like harkness discussions, again connecting them to Bloom's.
Below I've included only a portion of the chart. The full document is available on Google docs using the link.
Crystal Ball (prediction)
Take a Stand
Pretend a classmate was absent from class today. Tell them what was most important from today’s lesson.
What is the most important thing we learned today.
What concept has been most difficult or confusing in this lesson/section/reading?
Write down one question you have about today’s lesson
Write down one thing I can do to help you
What do you need to do to prepare for tomorrow’s discussion
What would you like us to review tomorrow?
How did today’s discussion go? What do you need to do to improve for next time?
If you were writing a quiz over today’s material, what are two questions that you would include?
Write down two things you learned today.
Yesterday’s News (review previous learning)
View the rest of the chart here for sticky notes, graphic organizers, discussions, etc.