Focus on those tiny details
How about a quick and dirty, post-reading vocabulary check for AP Latin (or any other language course, for that matter?). Not sure where I picked up this idea, but I use it every now and then to get a quick piece of evidence in my students’ portfolio (0% category) and also to help give a snapshot about where they are at in understanding the text. It requires no prep (other than what you have already done…) and can be done in the last 5 minutes of class: the Vocabulary Snapshot.
Step 1 Highlight. After reading the text, have students number 1-5 on a sheet of paper. Read out 5 words that you wanted to highlight from the reading.
Step 2 Explain. As you read out these highlighted words (slowly and no more than 3x each), the students task is to supply an English equivalent for each of the words. (Or, if your students are up for it, supply explanations in the target language – aliīs verbīs).
Step 3 Correct and Record. Pass out the designated red pens so that students’ can self-correct their work. Review the highlighted words from Step 1. Circle with PQAs, explain in the target language – be as flexible as you need given the amount of time you have left in class. Record the results in student portfolio.
These can be reviewed many ways. Perhaps call out the same 5 words again at a later date to see class results. Maybe select the words that most students missed and try those again to see if there were better results. Using the data generated would be an excellent way to track student progress and give them an opportunity to reflect on their goals.