At the start of the lesson, ask students to write down their initial answer to a key question that is about to be considered further.

Partway through the lesson, and then at the end of the lesson, ask them to repeat the process.

Students then read the comments. How have our interpretations changed? Whose views have changed the most? Why?

Y7 impact of the Black Death less progress tracker via @MrThorntonTeach

Taking it further

  • Organise the Interpretation tracker not just vertically, but horizontally: for example, positive interpretations should go towards the left, and negative interpretations towards the right.
  • Each student/group of students should use different coloured post-its so that their changing thoughts can easily be picked out as your eye reads downwards.

Thanks to MrThorntonTeach for sharing this idea on Twitter.