No Series: Fist to Five Feedback

Fist to Five Feedback

Lesson Objective: Learn to gather immediate feedback using a 0-5 (Fist to Five) scale
All Grades / All Subjects / Feedback


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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. How does Fist to Five act as both an assessment and a reflection strategy?
  2. Why is it important to elicit feedback about students social experiences?
  3. How could this strategy be used throughout a lesson to assess understanding?


  • Private message to Hope Reynolds

This is a quick way to gauge students’ responses as an assessment strategy for the teacher. Depending on what the activity was and the question posed the students are able to reflect on their work and how it made them feel. Then as a quick follow up the teacher can check in with those who struggled. At this point quality changes, can be made in the next lesson or the follow up retaught lesson. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Private message to MELINDA DRANEY

It works as an assessment strategy because the teacher can gauge her effectiveness in many areas depending on the question asked.  The students are assessing both themselves and the teacher by reflecting on what they learned and how they felt.

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  • Private message to Tracie Lamirande
I think that this is a great way to get a quick reading as to where your students are with the lesson. This allows your classroom para to also know who to check in on .Most importantly, it shows the students that you are invested in them. It also allows you the teacher to explore other ways to teach the lesson because as we know not every student learns the same way. Thank you for sharing.
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  • Private message to Patricia Ross
Thank you for sharing, Shay. I use something like this with thumbs up, down, or to the side. Quick, easy, and gives you an idea of who is pretty much on track and who can use some individual help. I am glad you are coming to observe the Problem of the Day, you will see what it looks like when the students assess their work and others.
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  • Private message to Hope Reynolds

Patricia, I too use the thumbs up and down, or to the side to guage student reactions. But, I started having kids put their hands in front of their bellies so it is more private. The those kids that just follow their friends have to stop and reflect on how they are truly feeling. Thanks for your thoughts.

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  • Private message to noemi sandoval
This is something I could use everyday in my classroom to assess student engagement.
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