As I See ItAs I See It (.pdf)

"Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else."
Mark Twain


As I See It is a formative assessment technique that focuses students’ thinking on their own knowledge or opinions.

  1. Determine the number of rows you would like on the template. Create and enter in the sentence stems on the template.
    1. Examples of types of sentence stems
      1. Personal Statements
        1. When I read this, I imagine that…
        2. I was most impacted by…
      2. Explanatory Statements
        1. The angle changes because…
      3. Prediction Statements
        1. Based on the data, I predict…
      4. Confusion Declarations
        1. After today, I am still confused about…
  1. Make and distribute enough copies for each student.
  2. Ask students to express their knowledge or opinions using the stems.
  3. Discuss what students have discovered about their own opinions or levels of knowledge.