Reflection: Accountability What Color Are You Today? Exploring Figurative Language with Dr. Seuss - Section 3: Sharing and Wrapping Up


If you have viewed any of my other lessons, you know that I always use a class created rubric to assess student work.  In this lesson you will notice that  I have not included a rubric.

Sometimes I find that just giving an overall grade is sufficient depending on the purpose of the assignment.  This lesson was meant to serve as an introduction of sorts to similes and metaphors.  After students finished folding their book for this lesson, I spoke to them about what I would be looking for.  I let the students know that consistency across comparisons was the main focus- if it's a pink day then I want the object to be pink and it's action to go with it.  I also told them I was looking for correct writing conventions- capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc.  

Occasionally, it is OK to grade without a rubric depending on the purpose of the work, but it's not OK to set students off to work with no idea of what they are going to be assessed on.  A simple conversation works along with listing the expectations on a Smart board or chart paper so they can refer to it while they are working.  

  Reflection: Grading Without a Rubric
  Accountability: Reflection: Grading Without a Rubric
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What Color Are You Today? Exploring Figurative Language with Dr. Seuss

Unit 16: Celebrating Seuss!!
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT create comparisons of their feelings to everyday objects and their actions.

Big Idea: Understanding and using figurative language is a foundational skill to comprehending descriptive texts.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary and Literary Terms, figurative language, simile, Dr Seuss, comparison, Metaphor
  65 minutes
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