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Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 37: Summarizing for the Summative

Katie Koehnemann
Bay District Schools

Description

Purposeful listening and discretionary ears are a must as peers listen to group reports and offer positive and corrective feedback with regards to content criteria. This summarizing activity prepares students for the summative assessment of like design.

Objectives

The student reads informational texts for specific purposes (including but not limited to performing a task, learning a new task, sequentially carrying out the steps of a procedure, locating information to answer a question).

The student describes symmetry in two-dimensional shapes.

The student identifies shapes that can be combined or separated (for example, a rectangle can be separated into two triangles).

The student identifies patterns in the real-world (for example, repeating, rotational, tessellating, and patchwork).

The student knows some works of art that reflect the cultural heritage of the community or country (for example, paintings, statues).

The student knows ways trade helps families in different places meet their basic needs of clothing, food, and shelter.

The student knows ways people can conserve and replenish natural resources.

Materials

-Student group quilt reports (Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler)
-Author’s Chair
-What Do We Do? transparency (Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler, Associated File)
-Transparency of each group’s quilt (See Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler, Associated File)
-Overhead projector with viewing surface

Preparations

1) Students remain in groups established in Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler.
2) Author’s Chair
3) Each group has a transparency of the quilt they wrote about.
4) Have ‘What Do We Do?’ Task sheet transparency (Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler).
5) Register for SiteMaker at the Beacon home page. (See Weblinks)

Procedures

NOTE: There are three options for Summative Assessment B, Piecing Together What I Know. In preparation for the assessment the following day, explain the options to students. Students choose which they want to do.
OPTION I: Online SiteMaker report (This online authoring tool is an option if the teacher registers with SiteMaker. You must be in compliance with your district’s Internet Use Policy for online student reports. Registering is free. See Weblinks.)
OPTION II: Students produce a written report consisting of two paragraphs aligned with criteria on the task sheet. This was practiced in Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler. Handout for Option II is in Summative Assessment B, Piecing Together What I Know.
OPTION III: The student may give an oral report, the content of which is aligned with criteria on the task sheet.

**Suggestion: Group students writing a report together, allowing for collaborative practice. Group students giving an oral report together, allowing for collaborative practice. If grouped in this manner, adjustments to Procedures may be necessary.

1) Students are in their quilt report groups. (Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler)

2) The reader from each group reads his/her group’s report aloud. The reader places the transparency of the quilt on the overhead, and takes the Author’s Chair on behalf of the group. Classmates view the quilt on transparency, as the reader reads the report aloud to the class.

3) Explain to students to listen with purpose to each report. The first paragraph must include something about each of the three points listed on the task sheet. (From Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler, if needed as a reminder.)

4) Allow groups to volunteer to determine order of presentation.

5) Formative assessment occurs as student reports are read. Listen for each criteria item (‘What Do We Do?’ Lesson 36, DeSign Sampler, Associated File) to be sufficiently and correctly included. Also, listen as peers respond to reports. Ask: Did you hear correct information for each criteria item? Listen for accuracy of student responses. If information about an item cannot be recalled, ask the reader to read again the part in question. Students listen carefully for correct information.

6) To enhance and extend understanding with regard to any task criterion, call on students to offer other suggestions. Formative assessment occurs as students give further ideas.

7) Each group should have the opportunity to share their report and receive peer feedback as described above.

8) Explain to students the summative assessment is the following day. Given a criteria list and a picture of a quilt, they will report on it. This is an individual assessment.

9) Clarify questions from students. Be prepared to give Summative Assessment B the following day. (See Extensions) Note: The following day, Summative B and D are given. It is recommended that B (Piecing Together What I Know) be given before D (Up, Down and All Around).

Assessments

Formative assessment occurs as students respond with comments about each report with regards to the criteria list and what is included in each particular report. Listen for accuracy of information included and as peers offer further ideas as additions or corrections.

Extensions

1) This is Lesson 37 – Summarizing for the Summative; Component – Read Aloud
Lessons 1 – 6 are for Day 1 of the unit Geo Jammin’ By DeSign
Lessons 7 – 11 are for Day 2 of the unit Geo Jammin’ By DeSign
Lessons 12 – 17 are for Day 3 of the unit Geo Jammin’ By DeSign
Lessons 18 – 23 are for Day 4 of the unit Geo Jammin’ By DeSign
Lessons 24 – 28 are for Day 5 of the unit Geo Jammin’ By DeSign
Lessons 29 – 32 are for Day 6 of the unit Geo Jammin’ By DeSign.
Lessons 33 – 38 are for Day 7 of the unit Geo Jammin’ By DeSign
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.
2) 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=3004. Once you select the unit’s 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).
3) Ask Hannah (Interactive Student Web Lesson) teaches and reviews symmetry concepts. Use as a learning center.
4) If a journal is kept for this unit, allow students time to reflect on this activity.

Web Links

The Beacon Unit Plan associated with this lesson can be viewed by clicking on the link. Once the link opens, scroll to the bottom of the unit plan page to find the section ‘Files to be downloaded.’ This section contains links to the Diagnostic and Summative Assessments, Instructional Plan Overview, and other associated files.
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