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Independent - To Be or Not Top Be - Day 9, Lesson 8: Assessing the Casualties

Katie Koehnemann
Bay District Schools

Description

Guided reading strategies are used to understand misreads on scored content assessments and how they affect the outcome of an assessment. Students apply this information to revise presentations and develop test-taking skills.

Objectives

The student reads and organizes information from multiple sources for a variety of purposes (for example, supporting opinions, predictions, and conclusions; writing a research report; conducting interviews; taking a test; performing tasks).

The student extends the expectations of the fourth grade with increasingly complex reading selections, assignments and tasks (for example, differences between fact, fiction, opinion).

The student understands reasons Americans and those who led them went to war to win independence from England.

The student knows significant events between 1756 and 1776 that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution (for example, the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party).

Materials

-Scored and recorded content assessment for each student
-Transparency of the two summative content assessments (See Extensions)
-Overhead projector with viewing surface

Preparations

1. Score, record, and hand back content assessments to students.
2. Make a transparency of the two summative content assessments.
3. Obtain an overhead projector with viewing surface.

Procedures

1. Hand back scored and recorded content assessments (Summative Assessments A, and B) to students.

2. Place a copy of the summative content assessments on the overhead .

3. Using guided reading strategies, read through the assessment noting student misreads, and explain how this affected the way they responded to the question.

4. Students re-read questions and note correct responses to those they missed. Allow students to write correct answers on the assessment.

5. Formative assessment occurs as a class discussion with regards to misreads, misunderstanding of content information, and misunderstanding of questions asked is facilitated. Clarify all studentsí questions and concerns, making note of students in need of further clarification.

6. Explain to students they will use the feedback of the scored assessment and clarifications of the class discussion to adjust, correct, modify, and improve their oral presentations. If they have misrepresented information in the same way in preparing their presentations, they need to revise it to make the content information correct.

7. Students file scored assessments in their notebooks.

Assessments

Formatively assess student responses and participation in discussions as the scored summative assessment is reviewed and explored for misreads, demonstration of a clearer understanding of correct answers, and an understanding of how this corrected assessment can aid them in making necessary revisions to their oral performance.

Extensions

1. Liberty and Justice for All is an interactive Student Web Lesson. The lesson addresses this standard: the student understands reasons Americans and those who led them went to war to win independence from England. (See link to unit plan at the top of this page.)
2. United We Stand is an interactive Student Web Lesson. The lesson addresses this standard: the student knows significant events between 1756 and 1776 that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution. (See link to unit plan at the top of this page.)
3. Lessons may reflect modifications of, but are designed in conjunction with, the Reading Framework approach to classroom instruction and may be adapted to the Four Block Classroom. It is suggested that you have a historical fiction or a non-fiction book selected for use with the Shared Reading Component. Also, for the Self-Selected Reading Component, you will need to have appropriate period books available for which students to choose.
4. The Beacon Unit Plan associated with this lesson can be viewed by clicking on the link located at the top of this page or by using the following URL: http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/search/details.asp?item=2956. Once you select the unitís link, scroll to the bottom of the unit plan page to find the section, Associated Files. This section contains links to the Unit Plan Overview, Diagnostic and Summative Assessments, and other associated files, if any.
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