Reflection: Student Communication Mars is Heaven - Section 2: One Question Quiz


Of course there is justice in a one-question quiz...if the question isn't tricky, unreasonable, or designed to trip the students up.  As a former high school teacher, I understand the value in teaching the students that there will be consequences for not completing their assignments...especially if the assignment "just" involves reading.

Now.  Let me remind you, gentle reader, that I have no struggling readers in my class, no one with dyslexia, no one with a legitimate reason to be lagging behind.  My classes (this year) are honors-level and all students can read on -- most far, far above -- grade level.  Yet many refuse.

Some dislike it.  Some think it's more fun to see if they can get away with not doing something.  They are 13.  It's not unheard of.  However, I do think that we do kids a disservice when we reinforce bad habits...especially when they are heading off to high school.

So, a one-question quiz that isn't worth too many points?  On a subject that they should be able to address?  I say, fair enough.

  Is there justice in a one question quiz?
  Student Communication: Is there justice in a one question quiz?
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Mars is Heaven

Unit 5: Science Fiction
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT apply their "new" definition of science fiction to another story.

Big Idea: Is Mars "heaven"? Or is it something else?

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