Reflection: Performance Tasks Show up and Show off: Student-Generated Poster Talks - Section 1: Poster Talk Groups


Assessment.  This  project really is a summative evaluation of the students' abilities to read literature.  In the past, I have experimented with literature circles as an engaging group activity (Literature Circles), but here the focus is using informal communication in the poster talks as a means of assessing student understandings.  Stiggins and Chappuis (2012) note that informal communication, as opposed to a paper/pencil test can be a better means of assessing knowledge and reasoning targets.  I found this to be the case with the students that I interviewed.  

Differentiation.  Further, I was able to differentiate my approach to individual students by racheting up or down the difficulty of the questions that I was able to use. 

  Performance Tasks: Poster Talks as Assessment
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Show up and Show off: Student-Generated Poster Talks

Unit 12: Reading Unbound: Using a Choice Text to Assess Yearlong Reading and to Explore Intertextual Connections
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT identify key elements of their independent novels (character, key scenes, ideas and themes) by creating a book poster and poster talk.

Big Idea: I get to ask my students follow-up questions about the books that they have been reading for several weeks! It's a great day because students can elaborate on their insights, and we can build meaning and understanding together.

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