Reflection: Checks for Understanding Metric Literacy - Section 3: Let's Wrap It Up

 

Formative assessments are about checking for understanding. They are a strategy that "drives" my instruction and are important to the learning.

Today I asked, "What new (to you) idea was used or discussed in class today? By asking this question, I am checking for student understanding as well as their listening and processing skills. Here is what students said:

  • I learned about the cubit, palm, and digit as ways to measure.
  • I learned that you can measure a room with paces.
  • I learned that each person's pace may be different depending on the length of their leg or the length of their foot.
  • I learned that if we use our span to measure the table we will not all get the same answer because we have different size hands.

 

Students listened to the text and understood the importance of using a standard system of measurement.

  What New Idea Was Discussed In Class Today?
  Checks for Understanding: What New Idea Was Discussed In Class Today?
Loading resource...
 

Metric Literacy

Unit 1: Introduction to Science
Lesson 11 of 12

Objective: SWBAT analyze text to understand the importance of using a standard system of measuring.

Big Idea: Can you measure a football field with a marker? Can you measure a desk with your hands? Through Trade Books, let's explore why it's important to use a standard system of measurement.

  Print Lesson
15 teachers like this lesson
book how tall how short how faraway
 
1
2
3
Similar Lessons
 
What's The Main Idea?
6th Grade ELA » Unit 3 Nonfiction and Informational Text
Big Idea: Students dig deep and get real! Students are pushed to locate the main idea of a passage.
  Favorites(46)
  Resources(19)
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
Tiffany Rose
 
Digging Up the Main Idea
6th Grade ELA » Nonfiction Part I
Big Idea: Uncover how archaeologists use evidence to reach conclusions.
  Favorites(10)
  Resources(13)
Shrewsbury, MA
Environment: Suburban
Sue Andrews
 
Of Course We Discourse!
6th Grade ELA » Independent Reading
Big Idea: Getting kids comfortable talking to each other is a lot of work, but it will pay off in the end!
  Favorites(6)
  Resources(12)
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
Hillary Boles
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close