For today’s Warm Up, the students will complete a Turning Point Check-Up to assess their retention of material in Unit 1. The Unit 1 Check-Up contains five 5 questions. The question statements are below.
I present the questions to students using the Check-Up PowerPoint, providing multiple choice answers to prepare for tomorrow's test. In the presentation the answers appear using the animations capability, so that students get immediate feedback.
To keep students focused on preparing for tomorrow's assessment, we will review the Unit 1 Check-Up before moving on. As we review the answers, I will model how to make note of mistakes. Of course, I will also address any misconceptions.
During the remainder of today's lesson students will complete review tasks at stations. Each station will cover a single standard. I want my students to follow the process covered in reviewing the Check-up to make note of concepts and skills that require further study.
In this lesson students will rotate through stations to review for the assessment. Since this is our first review day, I will talk with my students about how they should conduct themselves when working in stations. I provide rules and expectations for overall behavior. Then, I provide directions for each station.
With respect to organizing the activity, I organize the station work as follows:
Some groups will include a teacher or instructional aide to make sure that all students have the opportunity to review productively.
Students will have the opportunity to complete the following activities during this lesson:
Each task is designed to be engaging and fun, but to focus student attention on a skill that will be assessed during tomorrow's Unit 1 test. As students work I will make myself available to help students successfully complete the task at each station.
To bring the station work to a close, I will call up select students to to document camera to present their work on each of the problems presented at the stations. If the lesson went smoothly, I will allow groups to nominate students to share their work. I will ask students to explain their solutions step by step and answer questions that I or a fellow student may have. I will point out or re-state ideas that are particularly important as we bring this unit to a close.
Before leaving for the day, I want to gauge my students' confidence prior to tomorrow's assessment. In order to do this informally, I will ask my students to respond to the following prompt as a Ticket Out The Door:
Are you ready for tomorrow’s test? Why or Why not?