To prepare themselves for the assessment, students review their completed Plot Diagrams. I want them to be clear on the order of events and changes that occurred in the character through the conflicts and relationships with other characters. I circulate among students using guided practice for those who are not engaging in the activity.
Summative assessments take many forms, including multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank short-answer question, and open response or essay questions. This summative assessment contains a combination of multiple choice and open response questions to check for understanding of themes and character development RL.9-10.2 and RL.9-10.3.
I differentiate the assessment by adding the number of the pages that the answer can be found for those students who either struggle with their reading skills or have a reading disability. Students are given their tests, and a P.E.E. graphic organizer for citing and explaining evidence, RI.9-10.1. The open response essay part of this assessment aligns well to the W.9-10.2 standard. As I explain in my resource video, I've used the P.E.E. graphic organizer in past lessons and feel my students are now beginning to see it as the resource it is, and I hope they benefit from using it on the assessment today as well.
I circulate among the class keeping students focused on the test and redirect when necessary.
1 Thing You Learned
I ask students to write down on a half piece of paper one thing they learned about the author, Sherman Alexie, after completing the novel the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. I plan to read the responses and return them the following day.