Reflection: Checks for Understanding Bonding Inquiry Activity - Section 5: Evaluate

 

I felt that the white board review was a good way of assessing my students. However, I thought they would have done better.  It turns out that about half of the students answered only got 50% of the questions correct.  They still struggled with the idea that ionic is metal and nonmetal and some struggled with making correct dot diagrams.

In the future I will provide students with a little more time to process the information and extend the lesson an extra day for some students practice a little more.  A good way to accomplish this would be groups of 3-4 students at various levels working together on Lewis dot diagrams, ionic and covalent identification and charge of ions.

I think in the long run, taking an extra day would benefit all students.

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Bonding Inquiry Activity

Unit 4: Unit 2-Periodic Table and Bonding
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: SWBAT differentiate between metals and nonmetals with regard to number of valence electrons, electron behavior and ability to become an anion or cation.

Big Idea: Ionic and covalent bonds result from the gain, loss or sharing of electrons.

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