Reflection: Quizzes Who's Who in Padua? A Visual Quiz for Acts 1-2 of "The Taming of the Shrew" - Section 3: Working in Pairs


Certainly, evaluating a visual quiz requires a different approach than does an objective test. I give students the following grading guidelines:

A=Above and Beyond

B=Basically good but w/ minor omissions

C=Could have been better

D=Didn't care

F=Forget about it

The above originates with the Teaching That Makes Sense Website and is part of the 3P Grading Method. 

In terms of this specific visual quiz, I ask the following questions:

  • Are all the major characters identified?
  • Are the relationships among each character explained well?
  • Does the response show a thorough understanding of the acts? Here I consider omissions in terms of plot and what the characters want and how they plan to get what they want.

Of course, teachers can use a rubric but I prefer a more holistic approach to assessment.

  Evaluating a Visual Quiz
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Who's Who in Padua? A Visual Quiz for Acts 1-2 of "The Taming of the Shrew"

Unit 9: "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare: Unmasking a Troubling Text
Lesson 6 of 16

Objective: SWBAT create a visual representation of Acts 1 and 2 of "The Taming of the Shrew" that shows the character traits and relationships among them.

Big Idea: Visual analysis of a text supports close reading.

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