Reflection: Checks for Understanding The Hat is Where it's At! - Section 4: Assessment


At this point in the school year I am hoping to see progress in all of my students abilities towards mastering the task of using word families to create words. When looking at the students work I noticed that all of my students were able to recognize the prominent word family, but that some were still creating nonsense words as opposed to real words. 

When I met with the students who had created nonsense words they thought they had created real words used in everyday conversation. I asked one of the students to use "wat" in a sentence and he told me, "Ohh, I thought it was the word what, like in what are you wearing?" We discussed the pronunciation and how to check the words you are creating by using them in a sentence. If you can use the word in a sentence where it makes sense then it is most likely a real word.

Meeting with the student to clarify their work increases both your understanding of their actual ability and their understanding of what the assigned task was asking of them.  

  Formative Assessment
  Checks for Understanding: Formative Assessment
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The Hat is Where it's At!

Unit 7: Dr. Seuss Week
Lesson 4 of 4

Objective: Students will be able to add or substitute individual sounds in simple, one syllable words to make new words.

Big Idea: Making the Cat in the Hat helps students recall how changing one letter can make a new word.

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