I assessed students on concepts they have learned to date in the unit. I gave each student a teacher-selected text and assessment journal. They were given one hour to complete it.
Page 2 of the journal has a story web, which helped students write the retell on page 3. They were also assessed on comprehension, correct identification of the elements, and sequencing. Pages 4-6 assessed setting, sequencing, character analysis of behaviors and feeling, and central message. They were asked to cite evidence from the test to support their answers. Page 7 asked students to draw a picture of a character of their choice showing their feeling about a particular situation. This engaged a different learning modality and allowed students to be creative. I used Page 8 to score each concept.