I use a blended instruction model in my classroom. I have 4 preps per semester, 5 total for the year, and no plan period. In order to have time to sleep and parent, I must be creative in devising means to progress monitor my students, because it is impossible for me to evaluate writing and speaking daily. Fortunately, I have gathered a few tools that the students enjoy and that give me fast and fantastic data to analyze about their interpretive skills!
Quizlet Live: All levels love this. I like it best for Novice Low/Mids who are working with a new theme or review for the higher kids to get them engaged. The teamwork aspect encourages them to teach each other. And I can get a rapid read on how well they are RECOGNIZING terms. I make my own Quizlet sets, and I try to use phrases or sentences on them when possible as scaffolding for productive use. I also use images whenever possible so learners are associating the French word directly with idea/object, rather than going through English. Students can use a district computer or personal device.
Quizizz: This is my current favorite. Again, I include images or phrases/sentences when possible. Quizizz integrates with Google Classroom, and I can assign a self-paced Quizizz or do one as a group competition. For intermediate learners, I find topical Quizizzes already prepared for native speakers, and it becomes a wonderful reading comprehension activity with built-in stretch from unstudied words. My students know they are trying to get to mastery level (70% in my district) and will redo it until they are satisfied. I also use to do formative assessment. Data reports show me immediately who is struggling and with which items.
Kahoot: I try to use Kahoots with complete sentences or phrases, and images when possible. If I can adapt one that another teacher has prepared with vocabulary new to my students, it both teaches and assesses. Kids enjoy but I prefer the flexibility of Quizizz. Results reports help me identify strengths and weaknesses.
All three tools feel like game play to students, but provide reading practice, "noticing" (aka grammar features recognition) and give me a quick snapshot of student interpretive comfort that I can manage within my time constraints. Kids engaged + progress monitoring for me = a win!