Today is post assessment day!! This is one of my favorite days because I love to see the growth my students show between pre and post. This assessment is exactly the same as yesterday's practice. I want students to be familiar with the format as much as possible so that, like I always say, I'm assessing what I really want to assess. I don't want any factors to inhibit my students' success in this area.
I wanted to touch on the inclusion of the graphic organizer in today's assessment and yesterday's practice. I told my students that they could choose to use it or not to use it. This graphic organizer serves as a bridge for the students who need it to write the paragraph. As long as they can write the paragraph, I don't care if they're not ready to do it without a graphic aid so I've included it for that reason alone. The article I used for today's assessment is entitled Animal Instinct.
When I grade the assessments, I will be able to tell just where on that spectrum my students fall so when I revisit this standard in small group instruction, I can touch on which kiddos still need practice with it.
I hand out the assessment and wait for them to finish.