What is Participation?

Participation includes attendance, preparation, contribution, and attention during in-class activities.

Use the form and the rating categories below to track your participation for the week. Read each category and select the one that most closely describes your participation for each day of the week. At the end of the week, add the daily totals to find the total number of points for the week.

Daily points:

Monday -
Tuesday -
Wednesday -
Thursday -
Friday -

Total points for week:


Superior: 16-20 points

I attended class and arrived on time. I did all of the homework and preparation assigned for class today. I worked on my comprehension skills by listening when others spoke. I spoke only Italian. I participated in all activities with patience and a willingness to learn. I helped others do all of the above, too.

Average: 11-15 points

I attended class and arrived on time Every now and then I didn't pay attention when others spoke. I spoke Italian most of the time but used English on occasion. I participated in all activities, sometimes reluctantly. Overall, I showed a willingness to learn. I did not make participating in class difficult for other students.

Unsatisfactory: 0-10 points

I arrived late for class. I used more English in class than Italian. I wasn't listening when others spoke. My presence in whole- or small-group activities did not make much difference to getting the task completed. I sometimes distracted other students.

No grade: 0

I was absent or very late for class.

Adapted from Cheryl Krueger's French Resource Site.

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