In my Assessment and Goal Setting course at Waldorf College, I learned how to create a Selected Response & Essay Test. As I complete my student teaching, I’ve revisited some of those original assessments and revamped them! This is one I created for an English/Language Arts and History Unit focused on Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading
A powerful skill for students to be able to master, especially by eighth grade, is the ability to reflect and synthesize information. As students finished out their units on perseverance (Hunger Games for my section) my co-teachers and I wanted to create a final reflection to see how they connected their novels, people they researched, and collaborative discussions. Continue reading
Time for another pop quiz! This time it’s over chapters 9 & 10 in TKAM. Continue reading
Four chapters in to the book? Pop quiz time! Call me a mean teacher, but I wanted to check that my students were reading, so I gave them a quiz over chapters 3 and 4 in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Something I started doing with my sophomore English students was read aloud from Tuesdays with Morrie. This began as an idea to help my ESL student and other struggling readers, but then it became a necessary tool to keep all students on track with their reading.
After reading the 5th-8th Tuesdays both independently and as a class, I wanted to give my students a quiz. This time, however, I wanted a more challenging quiz, as my students had done very well on the last, multiple choice and true-false quiz. Continue reading