Reflection: Continuous Assessment Nonfiction: Text features, author's purpose, main idea, Oh My! - Section 4: Closure--MC practice for homework

 

I collected the students MC practice and tallied the results.  There wasn't a single question that was less than 65% correct and that is great news!  I didn't expect these results.  Some of the topics we hadn't specifically covered since first semester.  Now I need to give them a similar assessment with a cold read and a time limit for completing the MC.  I do this because I want students to have both experiences.  It is great for them to work through a text systematically and with support to gain confidence.  Now I need to know if they can take those skills and transfer them to a cold read.  

  It is a great day when assessment data is better than I thought.
  Continuous Assessment: It is a great day when assessment data is better than I thought.
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Nonfiction: Text features, author's purpose, main idea, Oh My!

Unit 16: Creative Test Prep and Review
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT determine a central idea of a text and an author's purpose by reading an article and creating a graphic organizer that identifies each element.

Big Idea: Evaluating a controversial article is a great way to get students to consider author's purpose.

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