Empower Learners
Nowadays, I would say "encouraging" a CAN DO Attitude rather than "giving". We may not be able to "give" this; however, how we treat assessment, can encourage learners to participate, or it can discourage them. Why not celebrate every step, every attempt, and catch them when you can, demonstrating that, Yes! It CAN be done!

Article:

"Giving Kids A CAN DO Attitude"
Learning Languages:The Professional Journal of the National Network for Early Language Learning; Spring/Summer 2011
Presentation
Video
Kentucky Entertainment Television (KET) 2012
Short video demonstrating formative assessment in an elementary classroom
http://tinyurl.com/earlylangDots


¡SI SE PUEDE! More than just a bunch of dots...Empower and encourage participation ...keep them from falling through the cracks. Track interaction and demonstration of goals.
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